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Information security and information technology professionals from both private and public sector organizations throughout the Rio Grande Valley are putting together a cybersecurity event for the community.  This event will be the 5th Annual BSides RGV Cybersecurity Conference and will follow the well-known BSides community-driven framework.  In order to make this event a success, we need your help.  We are looking for presenters, sponsors, and volunteers for the conference.  What makes a BSides different than any other cybersecurity conference is the goal is to create opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that inspires collaboration.  We not only want to encourage the local cybersecurity community to attend, but also to submit a presentation proposal.  We know there is talent in our community…this is your chance to share your knowledge with your peers.



     Saturday, May 18, 2024

     Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT



     South Texas College

     3201 West Pecan Blvd.

     Student Union Building

     McAllen, Texas  78501



Event Promotional Flyer:   Click Here



Contact:  [email protected]



Follow us on Twitter @BSidesRGV to keep up with upcoming events.


Registration:  Now Open!


CPE Hours:

ISACA - 4.75

ISC2 - 4.00


Guest WiFi Instructions:

Login information will be provided the day of the event.


Event Parking Map: (Green = Event Location, Yellow = Sponsor/Volunteer Designated Parking, Red = Free Parking For All Participants)


RESERVED PARKING LOTS: Number 4 and West Adjacent Parking Lot

GENERAL PARKING LOTS: Numbers 3, 15, & 17


Contact us if additional accommodations are required.


Call For Presentations:  CLOSED

  • Submission deadline is Sunday, April 28, 2024.
  • Presentation time slots are 45 - 60 minutes including Q&A.
  • Topics should be within the scope of information security.
  • 15-minute time slots will be permitted for lightning talks to encourage new presenters.
  • Once your submission is approved, a follow-up email will be sent confirming your presentation.


NOTE:  Any presentations related to marketing or sales pitches will be rejected.


Call For Volunteers:  CLOSED

  • We plan to have enough volunteers so that you can attend some of the breakout sessions.
  • An email will be sent once we have made all of our selections.
  • Free volunteer t-shirt if you are selected.


Agenda: *featuring: Lock Picking Village, Capture The Flag, RGV Amateur HAM Radio Club...and more!



09:00 AM - 09:45 AM



Registration:  Light Breakfast (Cafeteria - Sponsored By CISCO) 


09:45 AM - 10:00 AM



Welcome:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Opening Session:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

"Collaborative Purple Teaming - When the Red and Blue Unite" 



11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


Session 1:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

"SWAT Checklist:  Identify and Neutralize Vulnerabilities in Your Web Apps"

  • PAOLA CANTU - Application Development Manager [Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing] 



Session 2:  2nd Floor - Room 2.102

"Doubling Down on Compliance: Deep Dive Into Relevant 2024 Cybersecurity Regulations Including NYDFS, SEC, & Others!"



11:45 AM - 01:15 PM


Lunch:  Taco Plate from Taqueria El Muñeco (Cafeteria - Sponsored By FORTINET)



01:15 PM - 02:00 PM


Session 1:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

"What You Don’t See, Can Hurt You: The Anatomy of Wireless Attacks" 



Session 2:  2nd Floor - Room 2.102

"Fostering a Cybersecurity Culture"



02:15 PM - 03:00 PM


Session 1:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

"Exploiting Vulnerabilities: Common PenTesting Wins"



Session 2:  2nd Floor - Room 2.102

"Defanging the Dog: Attacking the Kerberos Protocol"



03:00 PM - 03:15 PM



Break:  Refreshments from PJ's Coffee (Cafeteria - Sponsored By SEQUEL DATA SYSTEMS) 


03:15 PM - 04:15 PM 


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

  • Presenter:  DR. REY ANZALDUA - US DoD Navy, former NASA Information Security Program Executive

"World Class Cyber Security Paths"






05:00 PM - 08:00 PM 


Meet-Up Reception:  5x5 Brewing Company (Sponsored By NETSYNC) 


*Subject To Change



Sponsorship Kit: CLICK HERE






















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