Richmond, VA

June 2nd - 3rd, 2016

RVA5ec After Party–Register Now!


after-party---Anomali_Logo_BlackBlue-RGB-transThe RVAsec after party hosted by Anomali and GuidePoint Security will be at District 5 on Thursday, June 2nd, following the conference. It’s just a few blocks from VCU, so head over after the conference for some cocktails and food!
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Note that wrist-bands will be required for access to the room & bar, which can be retrieved at the door or at RVA5ec through one of the Anomali or GuidePoint representatives. You must pre-register or register on site.

District 5

1911 W Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220

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Speaker Feature: Andrea Matwyshyn


Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a legal academic studying technology innovation and its policy implications, particularly corporate information security regulation and consumer privacy. She is currently a (tenured full) professor of law/professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15. In 2014, Professor Matwyshyn served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She has testified in Congress on issues of technology innovation and information security regulation and is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017.


This talk challenges the underlying assumptions of the “cyber” or “cybersecurity” legal and policy conversation. It argues that the two dominant paradigms – information sharing and deterrence – reflect last century’s policy approaches that channel our security energies in misguided directions: in their current form, they will neither thwart technology-mediated attacks on our national security nor meaningfully bolster consumer protection. Drawing insights from the work of seminal philosopher of science Michael Polanyi, this talk first identifies four analytical flaws that plague the legal and policy analysis of information security. It then offers a new policy paradigm – reciprocal security inducement. Reciprocal security inducement reframes the legal and policy security conversation around two key elements: information vigilance infrastructure and defense primacy. The talk concludes with a list of concrete legal and policy suggestions reflecting the reciprocal security inducement paradigm.* *This talk contains bacon.

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Silver Sponsor Feature: Risk Based Security


Risk Based Security

Through the use of interactive dashboards and data analytics, Risk Based Security provides unparalleled risk identification and security management tools that leverage our data breach and vulnerability intelligence. Our blend of dedicated research, technical expertise, data breach analytics, vulnerability intelligence, combined with real world management experience enables us to provide our clients with meaningful and cost effective security solutions.

Risk Based Security is honored to serve the vulnerability and cyber risk intelligence needs of organizations both large and small, across a broad array of industries. Our clients include insurance companies and brokers, manufacturers, banks and credit unions, drug companies, health care providers, life sciences and other technology service providers.

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Bronze Sponsor Feature: Sycom


SyCom Technologies

Founded in 1996, SyCom designs, delivers and supports IT solutions that optimize business results. With offices in Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Vienna and Huntington, WV our focus is primarily the mid-Atlantic with national delivery capability. With more than $70 million in revenue, we are one of the largest systems integrators on the East Coast. Named “Best Place to Work in Richmond,” SyCom is an employer of choice for the best IT talent in the region. More than 70% of our engineers have an average of 12 years of experience —underlining our commitment to provide sage advice that you can trust.

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Speaker Feature: Joey Peloquin

Joey Peloquin

Joey Peloquin

Joey Peloquin


Joey has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, specializing in information security for over 15 years. Prior to joining the Citrix Security team, he served as the director of professional services for GuidePoint Security, heading up the security assessments, application and mobile, and cloud security consulting practices. Joey is an active member of the information security community, speaking frequently at conferences and events such as BSides, RVAsec, OWASP, and TakeDownCon. He has also written, or appeared in, articles by Hakin9, SC Magazine, SD Times, and Network World.

Deceptive Defense: Beyond Honeypots
Everyone knows malicious hackers utilize deception all the time. Maybe it’s a tactical DDoS attack, meticulously timed to misdirect defenders from an initial intrusion, or perhaps a data exfiltration event. Attackers reuse competitors’ code, and compile malware in languages other than their own to encourage false attribution. The examples are endless. Quarterbacks are masters of deception, too. This talk compares deceptive practices of top NFL quarterbacks with practical deception in the Enterprise, and offers suggestions on how security practitioners can utilize ruses, disinformation, misdirection, and other techniques to increase the cost of targeting an organization to the point that the risk no longer justifies the reward. The presentation covers effective recommendations deployed in production environments today that don’t require purchasing expensive deception systems.

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Silver Sponsor Feature: Checkpoint



Check Point Technologies

Since 1993, Check Point has been dedicated to providing customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reducing security complexity and lowering total cost of ownership. We are committed to staying focused on customer needs and developing solutions that redefine the security landscape today and in the future.

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Speaker Feature: Inga Goddijn and Becky Swanson

Inga Goddijn & Becky Swanson

@AnalogGirl11 &

Risk Based Security / Markel

Becky Swanson

Becky Swanson

Becky Swanson
Becky Swanson is the Managing Director of Miscellaneous E&O at Markel; this includes the Misc. Professional Liability, Information Technology Professional and Data Breach Liability coverage. She began her insurance career in 1996 and is an experienced miscellaneous professional, technology professional and cyber liability specialist with experience in all professional liability insurance coverages. Managed a team of underwriters providing training and leadership with a focus on misc./technology professional and employment practices liability risks. Her focus has been on Miscellaneous and Technology Professional and Cyber liability coverage for the past 10 years. As the Managing Director of Misc. E&O, Technology and Cyber Liability products at Markel Corporation, she is responsible for policy language analysis and development, creation and implementation of underwriting guidelines, rate strategy analysis, training and continued education. Presentations including continuing education instructor on Cyber and Misc. Professional Liability insurance, coverage panels sponsored by brokerage firms, Data Privacy and Security Exposures for public entities, Panel discussions for ACI’s Cyber & Data Forum, NetDiligence Cyber Forum, PLUS panel discussions on Emerging Trends in Professional Liability and What’s New in the Realm of Real Estate and Cyber Security World panel on cyber insurance.

Inga Goddijn

Inga Goddijn

Inga Goddijn
Inga has been involved with technology risk and specialty insurance coverages since 1993 and has a wealth of experience with information risk identification and transfer. Her focus is the strategic management of data privacy and security exposures, with an emphasis on leveraging data-driven risk assessment to build sustainable and scalable programs.

As the leader of the insurance practice group at Risk Based Security, Inga is responsible for a variety of client advisory services including management and mitigation of data security and privacy risk, policyholder risk reduction programs and the development and implementation of cost effective breach response solutions. As a strong advocate for sharing knowledge, Inga has presented at a variety of industry forums and has led many continuing educations sessions throughout the U.S. She currently holds a CIPP/US designation.

Show Me The Money! Uncovering The True Cost of a Breach
It’s become the quintessential million dollar question, how much does a data breach cost? Unfortunately reliable open sources for answering that question are few and far between. With budgets under a microscope and resources stretched thin, being able to reasonably estimate breach costs is an import part of gaining buy-in for new security initiatives and defining acceptable levels of risk. This session will demystify the process of estimating breach costs by taking a closer look at the different factors that drive event expenses. Using real case examples taken from actual breaches, the session will break down the various elements that contribute to the cost of a breach and include ideas for calculating these expense factors. We’ll round out the session with a discussion of how the breach, along with the response effort, influences “soft” costs as well, such as reputation damage and lost business.

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Silver Sponsor Feature: Palo Alto Networks



As the next-generation security company, we are leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling all applications and preventing advanced threats from achieving their objectives for tens of thousands of organizations around the world. We are one of the fastest growing security companies in the market because of our deep expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing security platform focused on bringing an end to the era of breaches by uniquely integrating our Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection, and Threat Intelligence Cloud.

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