Conference Details

About the Event

Join us in Richmond, Virginia, for a day of innovative sessions focused on connecting with the Richmond cyber community and growing your career.


CyberConVA promises a full day of skill development, new ideas, and connections to supercharge your cyber career.


Dominion Energy Center

600 E. Grace Street,  Richmond, VA 23219

Parking info may be found here.

Date + Time

February 1, 2024 / 9am – 5pm

What to wear?

Cyber Casual –

T-shirts and jeans will get you all the clearance you need. Come as you are.

About the Try Richmond Package

Our new Try Richmond initiative is a great way to explore Richmond for attendees traveling from out of town. This package includes:

  • Executive Shuttle Service to/from Roanoke, VA Beach, and Raleigh the day before the conference and returning after
  • One night stay in a Richmond hotel
  • Invitation to VIP pre-conference reception the night prior to event
  • Uber voucher
  • Conference Ticket

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What to Expect

The annual CyberCon conference brings together Richmond's cyber community for a day of networking, learning, and exploration. Throughout the event attendees will hear from speakers on the future of cyber security, and the rising role of AI. Cyber professionals from across Virginia are encourage to attend the day long event and learn the latest industry trends from the experts leading the way.

2024 Conference Agenda

Session Info

What happens when you get a CISO and a Chief Innovation Officer together to activate the use of AI? In the case of the U.S. central bank, you get partnership. Tammy and Sunayna will share their experience and best practices in working together to activate a responsible innovation framework of education, enablement, experimentation and execution of secure Gen AI with a bias for action and a focus on shipping business value for the Federal Reserve System.

Session Info

Join me as I share some mistakes I made along the way and things I wish I had learned sooner. My hope is to accelerate others’ learning as they progress in their careers.

Session Info

And they are off to the (AI) races … so how can cyber security leaders develop a risk-based an enterprise AI cyber security roadmap? This panel will delve into answering this question including: evaluation of risk in the context of AI, ensuring that AI systems are protected from cyber-based threats, reasonable AI use guard rails, and some ideas on how to gauge the security of vendor AI-powered solutions.

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Securing information in the cloud can be difficult, but what about securing information in the clouds (and beyond)? Aireon has taken on the task of providing the first global air traffic surveillance system using a space-based ADS-B network. So how do they approach information security given their business model? How are they able to meet all of their compliance requirements? And what’s it like to secure a satellite?

In this 45-minute fireside chat, Alex Nette, CEO and Co-Founder of Hive Systems will talk with Pete Clay, CISO of Aireon and cover questions like:
– What past experiences have helped you with this role?
– What are the best practices to protect information in the cloud and in the clouds?
– How is protecting a satellite similar (or not) to protecting a server?

This candid discussion will examine the cybersecurity challenges that many organizations encounter, but will also cover some that will surprise you. Join us for this invigorating and innovative interview!

Session Info

Like every transformational technology, AI introduces new attack surface and risk management considerations (e.g., adversaries use of FraudGPT to scale fraud attacks). In this session, we will explore topics such as: how did adversaries expand their use of AI in 2023 (e.g., social engineering)?; where will AI-enabled attacks expand into in 2024 (deep fakes, back-dooring AI/ML models, LLM data poisoning, etc)?; what aspects of red teaming AI systems is the same/different than non-AI systems (e.g., SQL injection <> prompt injection style attacks)?; what will adversaries hate to see in next generation safeguards?; and how will we see AI assisting defenders


Keegan Hines

Principal Applied Scientist


Matt Devost

CEO & Founder


Dana Kaplan


Mission Lane

Sara Demeria

VP, Deputy CISO

Federal Reserve Bank

Vida Williams

Chief Data Officer


Nicole Muryn Clement

SVP, Global Information Security

Bank of America

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