Presents the

VASCAN 2016 Conference

October 6 & 7 2016

The University of Mary Washington




• Keynote •

thumbnail_nickNick Popovich’s role is to provide internal and external penetration testing to determine vulnerabilities and weaknesses in networks and environments. Nick is a technologist with over a decade of experience in multiple areas within the information technology field. Nick started his career with the United States Army Signal Corps, providing systems, network and data security support services for Coalition Forces Land Component Command activities. Upon leaving active duty, he continued working as security resource for the Department of Defense. Nick has experience working for private industry, specifically the retail, financial and medical industries and fortune 500 companies. Nick’s focus is consultative security; his primary focus being the areas of adversarial threat simulation, offensive and defensive security, and advanced technical security assessments. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

• Professional Training•

This year the conference will feature a one day cloud security class: Cloud Computing Security Knowledge -CCSK Foundation (V3.1). The Cloud Computing Security Knowledge- Foundation condensed class provides students a one day review of cloud security fundamentals and will help prepare them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certificate exam. The $400 registration includes the full work book and a exam token (valued alone at $345).  Class registration is restricted to employees of higher education, K-12, and Virginia State government. We are accepting three more registrations for this class. Please email if you are interested in registering for the class.

• Presentations •

• Directions, Parking, and Lodging •

Email Ray Usler ( the UMW ISO, for any any questions on logistics. 

Getting Here

Fredericksburg is Located 47 miles  south of Washington, D.C. and 53 miles  north of Richmond, Virginia.  The conference will be held at UMW’s Stafford Campus located 121 University Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.

  • Directions from I-95:

Take I-95 to Exit 133 (17 north to Warrenton). After approximately 3 miles, turn left onto Village Parkway. Turn Right onto University Boulevard.

  • Air Travel

Fredericksburg is accessible by transportation services from major airports in the Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va., areas.   These in include Washington Dulles (IAD) 66 miles,  and Reagan National (DCA) 51 miles and Richmond International (RIC) 66 miles.


  • Onsite complimentary parking will be provided to all attendees and vendors.


Clarion Inn

Address: 564 Warrenton Road,
Fredericksburg VA 22406
Phone: 1-866-599-6674

Affordable Suites of America

Address: 204 University Boulevard

Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Phone: 540-752-7170

Country Inn & Suites

Address: 656 Warrenton Rd.

Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Phone: 540-656-2398

Wingate by Wyndam

Address: 20 Sanford Drive Fredericksburg VA
Phone: 540-368-8000

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg-Mary Washington

Address: 1241 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, 22401
Phone: (540) 654-3333


• Sponsors •

If you are interested in being a sponsor please email Ray Usler (

Gold Sponsors

 presidio  slaitpaloalto vmware fireeye cisco sycom tanium fischer yakabod


Silver Sponsor

splunk campus-guard

What is VASCAN?

The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia. IT managers, IT security professionals, technical staff, and auditors from Higher Education, K-12, Government, and Law Enforcement are all encouraged to attend this very informative conference.