Risk Based Security is sought after to present at many well-known security conferences. Here is a list of events RBS will be attending and speaking engagements.

Please note: many events are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some events are likely to be cancelled or postponed. We will update this page as changes are confirmed.


Date Event Location Details
November 15 - 20 FIRST Montreal, Canada
November 3 - 6 LocoMocoSec Ka'anapli, Maui

EXHIBIT: Visit our table in the Exhibition Space.

October 21- 23 LabMan 2020 Conference Richmond, VA

KEYNOTE: Jake Kouns joins as a keynote speaker for a special talk on DevOps practices with respect to desktop and endpoint management. Wed 10/21 @ 9:00 – 10:00 AM.

October 14- 15 RVAsec Richmond, VA

EXHIBIT: We’re proud to continue to sponsor the first security convention in Richmond, VA. Visit us in the expo hall to learn more about how better data drives better risk decisions.

August 1 - 6 Black Hat USA Las Vegas, NV

EXHIBIT: Visit our booth to learn how comprehensive vulnerability intelligence enables more effective risk decisions.

June 23 - 24 Energy Sec East Washington, DC

TALK: Powerplants, Trains and Dishwashers: Third-Party Code is Everywhere. Jake Kouns sets out to ensure we all start thinking about how to tackle security risks we inherit as part of the digital supply chain.

June 22 - 24 InfoSec World Lake Buena Vista, FL

PANELGathering of the Vulnerability Wranglers 2.0. Join Jake Kouns and a panel of experts as they discuss how the art of vulnerability wrangling has responded to vulnerabilities at scale.

June 22 - 24 JFrog swampUP San Jose, CA

EXHIBIT: Visit our kiosk to learn how better vulnerability intelligence informs DevSecOps risk decisions

May 28 Webinar: Data Breach QuickView – Trends and Highlights From Q1 2020 BrightTALK

WEBINAR: Data Breach QuickView – Trends and Highlights From Q1 2020. Inga Goddijn breaks down the findings from the new 2020 Q1 Data Breach QuickView Report.

May 12 Webinar: Cyber Security in a Time of Pandemic Zoom

WEBINAR: Cyber Security in a Time of Pandemic, RVAtech Tech Innovator Tuesday with Jake Kouns

May 12 Webinar: Polarity + RBS Demo & Case Study: A Security Team Evaluates Zoom Zoom

WEBINAR: Polarity + RBS Demo & Case Study: A Security Team Evaluates Zoom with Inga Goddijn and Brian Martin.

February 24-28 RSA Conference San Francisco, CA

EXHIBIT: Visit us at booth S 3111. There will be refreshments at our booth for the Expo Pub Crawl on Weds 2/26 @ 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

HAPPY HOUR: Join us for refreshments on the first day of RSA, Mon 2/24. Space is limited so RSVP.

February 10 Webinar: Lessons from 2019 & what to expect in 2020 BrightTALK

WEBINAR: Lessons from 2019 & what to expect in 2020. Inga Goddijn breaks down the findings from the new 2019 Year End QuickView Report.

February 5 DevSecOps Seminar at VCU Richmond, VA

PANEL: Jake Kouns joins an expert panel for a special tech talk on Multi-cloud and Hybrid cloud computing.


Date Event Location Details
November 9 BSidesChicago Chicago, IL
October 29-30 Code Blue Tokyo

Integrating Cyber Insurance Into a Risk Management Program – Jake Kouns

October 22-25 GridSecCon Atlanta, GA

Power Plants, Trains & Dishwashers: 3rd Party Code is Everywhere – Jake Kouns

October 17 AutoSec Richmond, VA
October 12-17 HITB CyberWeek Abu Dhabi

Integrating Cyber Insurance Into a Risk Management Program – Jake Kouns

October 8-10 IT-SA 2019 Nürnberg, Germany
October 1-3 One Conference The Hague, The Netherlands
September 16-19 RSA Charge Orlando, FL
August 27-29 ICS JWG 2019 Fall Meeting Springfield, MA
August 19-21 EnergySec Anaheim, CA
August 3-10 Black Hat / DEF CON Las Vegas, NV

Integrating Cyber Insurance Into a Risk Management Program – Jake Kouns

June 16-21 FIRST Edinburgh, Scotland
May 22-23 RVAsec Richmond, VA
April 16-19 LocoMocoSec Kaua’i, Hawaii

Evolving Beyond the Vulnerability Whack-a-Mole Game – Jake Kouns

January 23 12th e-Crime & Cybersecurity Conference Frankfurt, Germany
April 11-12 COV Information Security Conference Richmond, VA

Keynote – Jake Kouns

April 1-3
Orlando, FL

Gathering of the Vulnerability Wranglers – Jake Kouns, Mark Arnold, Jonathan Cran, Alex Moss, Adrian Sanabria

March 4-8
San Franciso, CA


Date Event Location Details
November 1 Richmond AutoSec 2018 Richmond, VA
October 26
Richmond IEEE Power and Energy Society
Richmond, VA
October 16-19 October 16-19 Las Vegas, NV
October 15-16 WSJPro Cybersecurity Small Business Academy Dana Point, CA
October 1-4 Splunk .conf18 Orlando, FL
September 25-26 Auto-ISAC Summit Motor City Casino, Detroit
September 18-20 Cherwell Global Conference Colorado Springs, CO
September 12 Privacy Ref’s “Data Breach Review Third Quarter” Webinar Wednesday, September 12th 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT
August 6-10 Black Hat / DEF CON Las Vegas, NV
July 31
Hampton, VA
July 25-29
Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada
June 25-29
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 7-8
Richmond, VA
April 23-26 FPA Retreat Litchfield Park, AZ

Network Security: The Good The Bad The Ugly – Jake Kouns and Travis Pearson

April 16-19
San Francisco, Ca
April 12-13
Richmond, VA

Cyber, Cyber, Cyber… – Jake Kouns

February 13-14 Goldman Sachs – 10,000 Small Businesses Summit: The Big Power of Small Business Washington, DC


Date Event Location Details
March 22, 2017

WikiLeaks Vault 7: Facts, Fiction & Implications – Vince Tocce (Vince in the Bay), Jake Kouns (Risk Based Security), Kenesa Ahmad (WISP)

April 3-5, 2017
ChampionsGate, FL

Cyber Liability Insurance: Misinformation Everywhere! – Jake Kouns (Risk Based Security), Matthew Prevost (Chubb NA), Tyler O’Connor (CRC Insurance Services)

June 8-9, 2017
Richmond, VA

Can Game Theory Save Us from Cyber Armageddon?

Barry Kouns

June 11-16, 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico

OSS Security: That’s Real Mature Of You!

Christine Gadsby (BlackBerry, US); Jake Kouns (Risk Based Security, US)

These Aren’t The IR Processes You’re Looking For

Jake Kouns (Risk Based Security, US)

October 12, 2017
Women’s Entrepreneur Group (WE)
Palantine, IL

Cyber Security For Small Businesses

Inga Goddijn – Risk Based Security

November 15, 2017
Richmond, VA

Panel: Cyber Security- Is Your Business Ready for 2018 and Beyond?

Jake Kouns – Risk Based Security
Cathie Brown – Impact Makers
Beth Burgin – Woods Rogers
Dan Han – Virginia Commonwealth University
Terri Ripley – OrthoVirginia

December 13, 2017
Northrup Grumman
Baltimore, MD


Date Event Location Details
January 21, 2016
IRMI Webinar

Breaches Abound! Building and Effective Cyber Loss Mitigation Program and Learning from Breach Events – Inga Goddjin and Jake Kouns

February 17, 2016
CIRSA Webinar
EMV Fraud Protection

– Inga Goddjin

March, 2016 RSA San Francisco, CA

Bring Your Own Internet of Things (BYO-IoT) – Carsten Eiram and Jake Kouns

April 12, 2016
IEEE Rock Stars of Risk Based Secrity
Herndon, VA

Cyber Liability Insurance: A No-Brainer? – Jake Kouns

April 7-8, 2016
Richmond, VA

Jake Kouns

April 27, 2016 California JPA Spring Finance and Technology Workshop Sacramento, CA

Send in the Marines!  Federal Oversight and the Alphabet Soup of Cybersecurity – Inga Goddjin

May 17-18, 2016
ITWeb Security Summit
Vodacom World, Midrand

These Aren’t The IR Processes You’re Looking For – Jake Kouns

June 2-3, 2016 RVAsec Richmond, VA

Show Me The Money! Uncovering The True Cost of a Breach – Inga Goddijn & Becky Swanson

June 12-17, 2016 FIRST Seoul, South Korea

Data Breach Break Downs – A Review Of The Worst Breach Responses

July 22, 2016 RVA Techjam Richmond, VA

Cyber Security: More Than Just 1’s and 0’s – Jake Kouns

August 2-4, 2016 Black Hat Las Vegas, NV


August 5-7, 2016 DEF CON Las Vegas, NV

“Cyber” Who Done It?! Attribution Analysis Through Arrest History – Jake Kouns

September 12-15, 2016 ISC2 Congress Orlando, FL

Incident Response-Not a Drill: A Security Manager’s Guide – Jake Kouns

November 3, 2016
Virginia I-Day
Richmond, VA

Cyber IS Scary! – Jake Kouns

November 3 - 4, 2016 CyberCrime Symposium – 2016 Orlando, FL

“Cyber” Who Done It?! Attribution Analysis Through Arrest History – Jake Kouns


Date Event Location Details
February 15-19, 2015 Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) Singapore

More libraries! More vulnerabilities! More things! – Jake Kouns & Kymberlee Price, Bugcrowd

March 23-25, 2015 InfosecWorld 2015 Orlando, FL

Third Party Code: How The FREAK To Mend A Broken Heartbleed – Jake Kouns

April 2-3, 2015
2015 COV Information Security Conference
Richmond, VA

Vulnerability Stupidity: How Do We Move Towards Intelligence? – Jake Kouns

April 9, 2015
Virginia ISACA Meeting
Richmond, VA

Bug Bounty Hunters – Jake Kouns

April 11-12, 2015
Columbia, MD

Bug Bounty Hunters: Lessons From Darth Vader – Jake Kouns

April 20-24, 2015
RSA 2015
San Francisco, CA

Advancing Information Risk Practices Seminar – Jake Kouns

Bug Bounties: Internet Savior, Hype or Somewhere Between? – Jake Kouns, Chris Evans, Nate Jones and Casey Ellis

May 18, 2015 Advisen – 2015 Cyber Risk Insights Conference – Chicago Chicago, IL
June 3-5, 2015 RV4sec 2015 Richmond, VA

Incident Response Management – Not a Fire Drill – Barry Kouns

June 14-19, 2015 FIRST Berlin, Germany

Bring Your Own Internet Of Things (BYO-IoT) – Jake Kouns and Carsten Eiram

August 1-6, 2015
Black Hat
Las Vegas, NV

Stranger Danger! What is the Risk from 3rd Party Libraries? – Jake Kouns and Kymberlee Price

September 16-17, 2015 Internet Security Days 2015 Germany

IoT: Internet of Things Gone Wild! – Carsten Eiram

Sep 17, 2015
PLUS – Cyber Chicago
Chicago, IL

Let’s Debate! Cyber Hot Topics – Moderator: Jake Kouns

Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2015
5th Annual (ISC)² Security Congress
Anaheim, CA

Vulnerability Tracking and Mitigation Associated with Open Source Software – Jake Kouns and Bill Weinberg

Oct 28 – Oct 29, 2015
Cyber Security World
Washington, DC

Panel Discussion: Cyber Liability: Can’t Secure It? Better Insure It! Moderator: Jake Kouns


Date Event Location Details
February 24-28, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Follow the Money: Security Researchers, Disclosure, Confidence and Profit – Jake Kouns & Carsten Eiram

Software Liability?: The Worst Possible Idea (Except for all Others) – Jake Kouns

March 9-12, 2014
Latham, NY

More Risk Mitigation and Response – Inga Goddijn

April 5-6, 2014
Bsides Orlando
Orlando, FL

Bounty Hunters – Jake Kouns

April 7-9, 2014
Exhibiting at InfoSec World
Orlando, FL
April 24-25, 2014
2014 RMA Carolinas-Virginias Spring Conference
Roanoke, VA

Recent Trends in Cybersecurity: Evidence-Based Risk Management and Incident Response – Jake Kouns

April 27-30, 2014
NSGA Management Conference
Phoenix, AZ

Data Breach Break Down – Inga Goddijn

May 22, 2014
Business Insurance Cyber Risk Summit
Washington, DC

Panel: Cyber Terrorism – is U.S. Business and Industry a target? – Jake Kouns

May 29, 2014
RSA Webcast

Webcast: Software Liability?: The Worst Possible Idea (Except for all Others) – Jake Kouns and Josh Corman

June 4-6, 2014
Richmond, VA

Cyber Insurance – Worth the Effort or Total Ripoff? – Inga Goddijn

June 4-6, 2014
Exhibiting at RVAsec
Richmond, VA
June 23-25, 2014 ShakaCon VI Honolulu, HI

111 Years of Vulnerabilities – Brian Martin

June 23-27, 2014 26th Annual FIRST Conference Boston, MA

Evidence Based Risk Management and Incident Response – Jake Kouns & Carsten Eiram

August 2-7, 2014
Black Hat
Las Vegas, NV

Epidemiology Of Software Vulnerabilities: A Study Of Attack Surface Spread – Jake Kouns & Kymberlee Price

August 7-10, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Screw Becoming A Pentester – When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Bug Bounty Hunter! – Jake Kouns & Carsten Eiram

September 9th, 2014
JLT Towers Re Public Entity Forum

Cyber 2.0 – 2015 and Beyond – Inga Goddijn

September 18th, 2014
California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Cyber Risk and Mitigation Strategies for the Real World – Inga Goddijn

September 28, 2014
DerbyCon 4.0
Louisville, KY

Third Party Code: FIX ALL THE THINGS – Jake Kouns & Kymberlee Price

September 29-30, 2014
ACI Cyber & Data Risk Insurance
San Francisco, CA

Panel: “The Internet of Things”: Emerging Perils,New Risks and Cyber Crime EclipsingTerrorism as the Principal Domestic Threat – Jake Kouns

October 7, 2014 InsureTrust Dunwoody, GA

Cyber Risk Management Boot Camp – Jake Kouns

October 8-10, 2014
Montana League of Cities and Towns Conference
Kalispell, MT

Cyber – Inga Goddijn

October 9-10, 2014 VAscan Harrisonburg, Virginia

Keynote: Security Insanity: The Same Thing Over And Over – Jake Kouns

October 18-19, 2014
Security B-Sides Washington DC “B-Sides DC”
Washington, DC

Jake Kouns


Date Event Location Details
February 25 – March 1, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Data Breach Intelligence: Does History Always Repeat Itself? – Jake Kouns & Alex Hutton

April 16 – 18, 2013
Boston, MA

Big Data? Big Liability! – Jake Kouns

May 30 – June 1, 2013
Richmond, VA
May 30 – June 1, 2013
Richmond, VA

Our Straw House: Vulnerabilities – Brian Martin

June 11, 2013
8th Annual ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Daytona Beach, FL

What’s Not To Trust? – Jake Kouns (Keynote)

June 16-21, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

The Mayans were right! A new age of data breaches – Jake Kouns & Carsten Eiram

June 16-21, 2013
Black Hat USA
Las Vegas, NV

Buying Into the Bias: Why Vulnerability Statistics Suck – Brian Martin & Steve Christey

October 28, 2013
FIRST Energy Symposium
Leesburg, VA

Evidence-Based Risk Management and Incident Response – Jake Kouns

November 13, 2013
ISSA, ISACA, and RichTech Present: Security and Risk Scenario
Richmond, VA

CISO Panel – Jake Kouns

November 14, 2013
Invisible Harms
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Information Security Panel – Jake Kouns

November 19, 2013
CISO Summit
Washington, DC
November 30, 2013
Bucharest, Romania

10 Years Later: Are We There Yet? – Carsten Eiram (Keynote)

December 11-13, 2013
Blue Hat
Seattle, WA


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