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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 3rd 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‚Ķthis is your chance to share your knowledge with your peers.



     Saturday, May 21, 2022

     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:  BSidesRGV@gmail.com



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


Registration:  CLICK HERE


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 Friday, April 21, 2022.
  • Presentation time slots are 30 - 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: CTF Cyber Challenge, RGV Amateur HAM Radio Club, Cyber Escape Room



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

  • Presenter:  Mark Lynd - Head of Digital Business [NetSync]

"Cybersecurity Today & Tomorrow - Responding to an Advanced Threat Environment"


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Session 1:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

Hacking Your Way Into A Cybersecurity Career - Jorge Almazan/Gabriel Sagredo [CISCO]

Session 2:  2nd Floor - Room 2.102

Leverage Node Red For Security Automation - Peter Luo [DTonomy]


11:45 AM - 01:15 PM


Lunch:  Salad Delights (Cafeteria - Sponsored By CISCO)



01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Session 1:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

Secure SSH Keys With MFA - Eduardo Robles [City of Pharr]

Session 2:  2nd Floor - Room 2.102

Mo' Wi-Fi 'Mo Problems - Carlos Villarreal [VTX1]


02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Session 1:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

What Are IoT Devices Doing On Your Network - JR Padilla [NetSync]

Session 2:  2nd Floor - Room 2.102

Cyber Security Automation: An Unexpected Machine Learning Journey  - Ramon Hermida [Palo Alto Networks]


03:00 PM - 03:15 PM



Break:  Refreshments from PJ's Coffee (Cafeteria - Sponsored By CISCO) 


03:15 PM - 04:00 PM 

Closing Session:  2nd Floor - Room 2.100

  • Presenter:  David Moreno - CIO [DHR Health]

"I'm Not a Doctor, but... How IT Changed the Course of the Pandemic"





05:00 PM - 08:00 PM 


Meet-Up Reception:  Whistling Duck (Sponsored By NetSync/Sentinel One) 


*Subject To Change



Sponsorship Kit: CLICK HERE















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