June 15-16, 2012

richmond's security conference

Why Attend RVAsec?

With so many security conferences around, why should you come to RVAsec? We are going to feed you with lots of food, knowledge and BOOZE! Here are some of the highlights:

  • Great speakers with great topics, including “the cloud,” .NET, PHP, career advice and healthcare security
  • A keynote by Marcus Ranum (an early innovator in firewall technology)
  • Jericho of Attrition.org is giving the very first talk about Errata ever
  • Carsten Eiram, from Secunia, is flying from Denmark to review Microsoft SDL and tell us if it works
  • Fantastic location and room at VCU
  • Schuyler Towne is giving a great talk on locks and will have a table to show off lock picking!
  • Hackable badge from Richmond’s hack.rva
  • Parking @ VCU
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack breaks
  • RVAsec bag stuffed with swag
  • RVAsec t-shirt
  • Post-con reception, with adult beverages (and more food)
  • An after party is in the works…
Thanks to sponsors we’ll also be giving away some sweet things at the reception, including:

And more stuff is being planned! Since we are providing food we need to have solid numbers before the conference, so registration for RVAsec will be closed on June 4th. You mustbe registered prior to attend.

All for $75!

Click here to register!

Marcus J. Ranum to keynote RVAsec!

We are pleased to announce that Marcus J. Ranum, Chief Security Officer of Tenable Security, Inc. will be keynoting RVAsec!

Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. Since the late 1980′s, he has designed a number of groundbreaking security products including the DEC SEAL, the TIS firewall toolkit, the Gauntlet firewall, and NFR’s Network Flight Recorder intrusion detection system. He has been involved in every level of operations of a security product business, from developer, to founder and CEO of NFR. Marcus has served as a consultant to many FORTUNE 500 firms and national governments, as well as serving as a guest lecturer and instructor at numerous high-tech conferences. In 2001, he was awarded the TISC “Clue” award for service to the security community, and also holds the ISSA lifetime achievement award. In 2005 he was awarded Security Professional of the Year by Techno Security Conference.

RVAsec Badge Teaser

This is just a teaser of what one of the main badge components will look like, with a prototype logo on it… still just testing things out, but it’s alive! 

Don’t forget, you have to register by May 7th otherwise you probably won’t get one.

And in case you missed it, we’ll also be giving away 2 Pwn Plugs courtesy of Pwnie Express, and hopefully some more things to be announced soon!

Pwn Plugs To Be Raffled at RVAsec!

We are pleased to announce that we will be raffling off not one, but two Pwn Plugs at RVAsec! If you are not aware of what the Pwn Plug is you definitely need to check out what Dave and his team are up to over at Pwnie Express.

The Pwn Plug
First-to-market commercial pentesting drop box! A full security testing suite packed into a micro-server the size of a power brick, Pwn Plug provides covert, encrypted access over Ethernet, wireless, and 3G/GSM.

* Now supporting NAC bypass for 802.1x/RADIUS implementations! (Elite model)
* Sends tunnel status alerts via SMS text messages
* Includes “Plug UI” for simple web-based setup
* Preloaded with Metasploit, SET, Fasttrack, Hydra, nmap, scapy, ettercap & more
* Unpingable and no listening ports in stealth mode
* Out-of-band SSH access over 3G/GSM cell networks! (3G model)
* Wireless encryption cracking & Evil AP mode! (Wireless model)

Don’t forget to register by 5/7 to make sure you get a killer badge!

hack.rva custom badges!

Richmond’s hackerspace, hack.rva, has signed up to make custom badges for RVAsec attendees!

Details are fuzzy as it’s a pile of wires, circuits, LCDs and cat5 cables at the moment (prototypes!),
but there are a few definite plans for it:
- LCD screen
- Silkscreened PCB
- Cat5 lanyards (with additional magic)
- Hackable
- Much kick-assery

hack.rva is also going to be in the vendor area during RVAsec to talk about the badges, how hack them, provide info about the hackerspace or discuss whether classic “maker” MacGuyver’s houseboat is worth almost $100,000.

What’s the catch? You must register by May 7th to guarantee yourself one of these sweet badges. Otherwise you might end up with a piece of paper and a string. And no one wants that. So if you want to be part of the cool-kid-crowd, register in time to make sure you get one!

Have some other ideas or suggestions for the badge? We’re listening.

Register by 5/7 for a hack.rva badge!

Training: Physical Security

We are pleased to announce a new RVAsec class, Physical Security Training! The class will be taught by Schuyler Towne, and held on Friday, June 15th before the conference.

Get comfortable with basic lockpicks, open some security pinned locks (and possibly high security), and have an understanding of Pin Tumbler, Wafer and Disc Detainer locks.  Learn the baseline knowledge to plan your own facility security, and get a number of excellent references to help continue your study.

For more information on the class and the author, or to register, please see:

Training: Penetration Testing with Metasploit

We are pleased to announce our first RVAsec training class, Penetration Testing with Metasploit! The class will be taught by Georgia Weidman, and held on Friday, June 15th before the conference.

The class will begin with the basics of using the Metasploit Framework. We will continue on following the penetration test methodology to use Metasploit to exploit vulnerable systems in a lab. Jumping off from basic concepts we will move into advanced topics such as writing your own Metasploit modules and creating sophisticated client side attacks with Metasploit and the Social Engineering Toolkit. This class is suitable for those with no background in Metasploit or penetration testing as well as penetration testers who want to add the Metasploit Framework to their arsenal.

For more information on the class and the author, or to register, please see:

RVAsec Registration Open!

Registration for RVAsec is now open!

RVAsec is the first Richmond, VA based security convention that brings the best speakers to the mid-atlantic region.  The conference will be held on Saturday, June 16th at the Commonwealth Ballroom at VCU’s University Commons.  The conference is a single track and has a mixed focus on technical and management presentations, as well as a panel discussion.

Tickets to the conference are $75 for the full day of talks, lunch, parking and swag. Tickets for training are $250, and include a full day of training and lunch (with a limited time $50 discount).

You may now register for the RVAsec conference or training classes by visiting the event registration page.

RVAsec Announced

We are pleased to announce a new security conference in Richmond, VA, which will take place on June 16, 2012. This will be the first security conference in the area, and will feature a single track with a mix of technical and management talks. The speakers for the first year are invite-only, and we are working to bring in some top talent to speak at the conference.

We expect the conference to be approximately 200 people in its first
year, but should be a good crowd–a mix of technical and management
types.  As you can imagine, we have a lot of details to work on, but hope we have provided plenty of notice to mark your calendars.

In order to make this the best event possible, we are starting to
look for sponsors to support the event.  Please contact us if you are interested!