BSides Roanoke 2020 Postponed – New Date May 22nd, 2021.

BSides Roanoke logoAs we continue to follow the events of Covid-19, the guidance from our local CDC and local government we know we are treading in uncharted waters. We want to ensure that we are not only successful in presenting valuable content, but also successful in protecting the safety of our sponsors, presenters and participants.

To that end, after consulting with our sponsors and Virginia Western Community College, we have decided to postpone BSidesROA to May 22nd, 2021. I know like us that many of you were very excited to participate in the inaugural BSidesROA event this year, and like you we hate that we are having to postpone. However, we will be back next year bigger and better! Rest assured that all tickets that have been purchased in 2020 will be valid for the new date in 2021. Please continue to stay safe as we navigate this unusual situation.

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time via our email at or via our website at We look forward to seeing all of you in May 2021.

Thank you,
Your BSidesROA Planning Team

April 2020 – Secure SD-WAN

Due to restrictions on public gatherings, this month’s meeting will be virtual. Web conference connection info will be provided via the RISE Email List.

Nearly every organization is going through Wide Area Network (WAN) Edge Transformation and the continued adoption of Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) are a prominent driver of these changes. Business-critical applications and infrastructure are moving to the cloud and legacy WAN architectures no longer meet performance expectations. Business operations require higher performance and availability across distributed enterprises.

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