Commonwealth Cyber Fusion 2020

Commonwealth Cyber Fusion is an invitation-only event for Virginia community colleges and universities that are National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security. Students participate in cyber challenges, learn from industry professionals, network, and attend a cyber job fair. The Virginia Cyber Range develops and hosts the Virginia Cyber Cup Capture the Flag Competition. 

NICE K12 Cybersecurity Conference

The 2019 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, will feature timely and thought-provoking presentations that highlight effective collaborations, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce.

Cyber Range director David Raymond will run a pre-conference workshop entitled, "Hacking Workshop: Hands-on with Capture the Flag."

Virginia teachers Jennifer Cramer-Marden (Riverside HS), Kristi Rice (Spotsylvania HS), Katrina Riggleman (Riverbend HS), and Ellen Frey (Freedom HS) will participate on a panel entitled, "School Cybersecurity Instruction: Tips, Trends & Lessons Learned."

2019 AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,500 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and more. Members of the Virginia Cyber Range technical team attend re:Invent to further strengthen their cloud knowledge.

2019 NICE Conference and Expo

The annual NICE Conference and Expo brings together thought leaders from industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations to address the community's cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs. This event provides an opportunity to share best practices from around the world and across sectors in order to build the workforce we need to confront cybersecurity risks today and in years to come.

MetaCTF 2019

MetaCTF is hosting their 5th annual CTF event at the University of Virginia on Saturday, November 2nd. It will be a competition that challenges and encourages participants to learn new techniques and concepts related to cybersecurity, from technical skills such as reconnaissance, cryptography, binary and web exploitation, reverse engineering, and forensics to legal and business skills such as risk management and incident response.

This CTF is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from any school. Registration is free and includes breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt! For more information and to register, visit the event site

BSides Southwest Virginia 2019

BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

For more information about BSidesSWVA, visit the event website.

ODU CyberOPS '19

The ODU Cyber Security Students Association is hosting their 3rd annual capture the flag and networking event on Saturday, October 19 in Norfolk. 

Students from area colleges, high schools, and middle schools are welcome to attend. No cybersecurity experience necessary! 

  • Teams of 4 will be allowed to register for the competition 
  • More than one team may register from each school
  • Prizes will be presented to the top three teams after the competition

Visit the Facebook event page for more information. 

2019 Hampton Roads Regional Cybersecurity Conference: Defining Cutting Edge Cyber Defense Challenges

The 2019 Cybersecurity Conference will feature speakers from Dominion Energy, Amazon, Verizon, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and more, focusing on one of the emerging cyber defense challenges confronting our networks today.

The conference will also feature a panel discussion of Hampton Roads technology professionals who will address Unmanned Systems and their impact on both business plans and network architectures.

Learn more and register on the event website.


The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia. VASCAN 2019 will feature sessions  on enhancing core security controls, vendor risk assessment, tools and techniques for building secure cloud environments, new approaches to vulnerability assessment, monitoring and secure delivery, etc. will offer attendees plenty of chances to engage and grow professionally. 

Lee Doughty, Virginia Cyber Range's Senior Cloud Systems Engineer, will present "Securing AWS Accounts: Design Patterns, Control Strategies, and Best Practices."

Longwood Cyber Security Summit

The College of Business and Economics at Longwood University will host a panel discussion of how the Internet of Things affects cyber security.