The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia and supporting strategic Commonwealth objectives.

The Alliance was formed in response to the Governor’s 2002 charge to Virginia Higher Education to help the state meet cybersecurity goals outlined in the Commonwealth of Virginia IT Strategic Plan. It continues to be positioned to support strategic Commonwealth priorities, such as the SCHEV Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Plan, the Virginia Research Investment Committee, and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative by facilitating collaborative dialogue and efforts between the public higher education institutions.

The unique value of the VASCAN to Higher Education lies in the ability to share information in a trusted “non-disclosure” environment where participating schools can gain insights and valuable action items that inform their local information security programs.

Save the Date:  Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Delta Hotel of Richmond

Plan to attend VASCAN 2022

The VASCAN 2022 conference (Securing the Transformation) will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA on October 6th and 7th, 2022. The VASCAN conference relies largely on its member institutions in sharing their experiences and best practices to help all member institutions to grow. The following call-for-proposals (CFP) is open to all Virginia public and private institutions as well as public and private organizations affiliated with the VASCAN community. Selected presentations will be featured at the conference and a complimentary registration will be provided to the presenter. Please consider submitting a presentation and share your experiences with all the VASCAN community this year. This CFP will close on Friday, September 9th, 2022.

Date: VASCAN 2022: Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th
Location: Delta Hotel of Richmond
Parking: Delta Hotel of Richmond
Schedule: Coming soon!
Training: Tactical Windows Forensics, Presented By TrustedSec
Call for Proposal Link: Click Here

VASCAN 2022 Keynote Speaker

Alex Nette
CEO and Co-Founder
Hive Systems

Alex Nette

Alex helped start Hive Systems with his passion for cybersecurity and the role it plays in today’s interconnected world. He brings executive level expertise in the establishment and continuous improvement of preeminent cybersecurity programs and applies his work from various cybersecurity disciplines in a holistic approach that prioritizes organization’s operations.  Alex has provided cybersecurity consulting for over a decade to the public sector for federal, state, and local agencies, and in the private sector for a wide variety of industry segments.

His work has reduced the cybersecurity risk for Fortune 500 tech, financial, healthcare, consumer goods, and energy companies; in addition to the US Department of Justice, Peace Corps, US Federal Aviation Administration, and US House of Representatives. Alex is also an active contributor to the development of the cybersecurity curriculum for grade school students in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and presents in the community to help anyone stay on top of cybersecurity.

Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Virginia Tech and holds multiple industry certifications, including the CISSP and CISA.