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Ladies and Gentlemen,


The 2012 VA SCAN Conference is a little over a week away! This year’s conference is being held at the Virginia Military Institute’s new Center for Leadership and Ethics in Lexington, Virginia, on October 9-10. The VA SCAN Conference brings together over 150 information security professionals from colleges, universities, and other agencies and organizations from across the Commonwealth of Virginia and the surrounding area.


The keynote speaker for the 2012 VA SCAN Conference is Stacey Halota, the head of Information Security and Privacy at The Washington Post. She joined The Washington Post Company in 2003, where she leads the development and implementation of information security and privacy programs, including Sarbanes Oxley, privacy law, Payment Card Industry compliance and other data protection efforts. Halota has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology, security and privacy field. Before joining The Washington Post Company she served as the federal government and southeast region leader of Guardent (now part of Verisign), a security and privacy consulting and managed security services company. Prior to Guardent, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Technology Risk Services consulting practice. 

Halota was named Secure Computing Magazine’s 2009 Chief Security Officer of the Year, and was also named 2009 Mid-Atlantic Information Security Executive of the Year (Commercial Category) by the Executive Alliance. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). 

Also, we are once again able to provide a low-cost SANS course to our registrants for a very small additional fee ($75; that’s over 90% off of the retail price). This year’s SANS course is SEC 580.1: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing.


For more information, or to register for the 2012 VA SCAN Conference, please visit the conference website at


Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions!

Jonathon Neel
Information Security Officer
Virginia Military Institute
334 Nichols Engineering Building
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 464-7725
(540) 319-9717 cell


Hi Jonathon,

Is the registration closed for VAScan ?  I tried to access the site from your link below and could not get in.

Information Security Office
Virginia Commonwealth University