Happy Hour Event

Sponsored by ALTUS Consulting @ALTUS_CC

Held at the CIT Building Atrium @ 5:00-7:00 pm



Altus is proud to sponsor BSidesNoVA Happy Hour again for their 2nd annual conference.

Altus Consulting was founded in 2002 with the express intent to offer Government and Commercial customers the best and brightest technical consultants in the Northern Virginia area.  Altus is focused on finding the right fit in the workplace for their Engineers, as it is their belief that in making smart employees happy, the customer receives unrivaled technical service and expertise.  Altus’ core focus areas are Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Program Management and Cyber Engineering—a combination of all core technical disciplines with a primary focus on security.

Altus Cyber Engineers are experts in areas including information security, computer and network defense, penetration testing and computer forensics. While these descriptions cover a wide range of capabilities, Altus Cyber Engineers are highly technical within their area of expertise and provide a range of products and services including but not limited to: reverse engineering, active and passive malware analysis, incident handling and reporting products, security product development, and red team and blue team services.   Altus Consulting Cyber Engineers are highly creative and slightly devious individuals who ply their talents for good.

Interested in learning more about career opportunities with Altus Consulting?  Check them out at




Jailbreak brewery will be setting up their tent and serving up their security inspired 0-day beer all evening.


Jailbreak is a freedom expression. Beginning in 2013 and becoming fully operational in 2014, our artfully crafted beer is meant to be an escape from whatever drama is present in your life. We are made up of professionals from various industries all brought together by the common desire to make something different and do something with our lives that has more purpose. Check them out @JailbreakBrewCo



David Mayfield will be performing Live during Happy Hour.


David Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield’s band including their appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He oozed personality on stage – a trait that makes him a natural frontman. He took his skills and personality when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons. Around then Mayfield began writing songs after hearing artists like Randy Newman and Simon & Garfunkel. Encouraged by his sister Jessica, & friend Seth Avett, to record his original material, Mayfield did just that, to much acclaim. Since that time he has toured almost non-stop. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – something his father instilled in him in the family band – he certainly makes an impression live. But it’s the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences consistantly lining up to join the parade. @DavidRMayfield