Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Location: Sarasota, FL

Venue: University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus, Selby Auditorium (campus directly across from Sarasota International Airport)

Fees: $99

Reserve your seats for CARVERCON 2019


It’s back! After a very successful inaugural conference in Washington, DC last year, the CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Conference (aka CARVERCON) is returning for its second year. Thanks in large part to a snowstorm that hit the nation’s capital last November, we have decided to hold CARVERCON2019 in the warm weather of Sarasota, Florida.

Join your security colleagues on Friday, November 8th in beautiful Sarasota, FL from 8am – 4pm.

Leading Experts Discuss Security Threat & Vulnerability

This is your opportunity to learn from industry experts about security threat and vulnerability assessments, while networking with professionals from the military, law enforcement and intelligence communities, as well as security directors from major Fortune 500 companies.

CARVERCON2019 will cover a range of topics related to protecting critical infrastructure and key resources, utilizing the world-famous CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology as a foundation for discussion. The latest innovations in assessment technology, recent case studies, and best practices for identifying and minimizing security threats will be addressed.

Nominate Candidates for the CARVERCON2019 Security Awards

CIA veteran and “Godfather of CARVER,”, Leo Labaj, will be on-hand to present this year’s awards for:

Security Assessment Professional of the Year
Security Assessment Company of the Year
Security Assessment Technology of the Year

To nominate a person or organization in one of these categories, please submit no more than a 500-word description to our contact us page no later than September 1st. Nominees will be notified, if selected.

About the CARVER Methodology

CARVER is a nationally recognized target analysis and vulnerability assessment methodology used extensively by the military, intelligence and law enforcement communities. While numerous other vulnerability assessments have emerged and gone by the wayside, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially recognized CARVER preferred methodology for securing critical infrastructure. The CARVER methodology is both a defensive and offensive tool; it can assess and analyze risk based on a wide variety of threats and adversaries, as well as potential enemy targets to ensure maximum impact.

CARVER allows complex data to be synthesized into usable information by integrating the analysis and examination of assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures surrounding a specific facility. Its applications are numerous, from physical security and counter-intelligence, to cyber security. It plays an essential role in the protection of critical infrastructure and safety by determining the likelihood of an adversary successfully exploiting a system or an asset’s vulnerabilities. It is a time-tested vulnerability assessment methodology that balances efficiency with reliability. What separates the CARVER method from other methodologies is the fact that it offers both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of its findings. This is particularly useful to the security practitioner to help clarify thinking, assist with decision-making and to provide reasoning for budgets and resource allocations.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Luke Bencie at or 202-239-1007.