2017 Information Security Symposium

2017 Information Security Symposium

Secure the Five-Secure the Future

  • Thank you attendees and sponsors for your participation in the 2017 Information Security Symposium - June 20 - 21, 2017!


Information Security Symposium – Registration is closed

On June 20-21, 2017, technical professionals and administrative managers from ten University of California campuses and medical centers/health systems will convene at UC Davis for the eighth Information Security Symposium. Registration closed May 22, 2017. This biennial event provides IT professionals from all UC campuses and other higher education guests, the opportunity to meet and discuss computer, network and information security issues and strategies, and provides an ideal forum for the exchange of privacy and security enhancement ideas and solutions. As quickly as technology has advanced, so have cyber security threats. Security and the use of technology to confront today’s threats is a high priority across the University of California system.

General Schedule

The main conference site will be the UC Davis Conference Center and Mondavi Center .  The event takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21, 2017. Instructional computing labs and lectures are scheduled for both days. Financial sponsors may host a lecture and all sponsors (financial and instructional) will have an opportunity to informally meet conference attendees to showcase their technology offerings. Continental breakfasts, as well as lunch and snacks will be provided on both days. Hotel reservations can be made at the Aggie Inn, Best Western, Hallmark Inn, or Hyatt Place. Mention the group name “Information Security Symposium”.


 Due to popular demand we are expanding capacity for the 2017 event.  Information privacy professionals, system and security administrators and unit managers from UC Davis and the other nine University of California campuses, as well as Medical Centers and Health Systems will be in attendance. The chief information security officers of California community colleges and campuses of the California State University system have also been invited. The attendees represent the technical leads for many units across the entire university systems and are typically responsible for making technology and training decisions. Many are leading edge technology adopters. Administrative unit managers are typically responsible for budgetary approval.

Keynotes and Tracks

The symposium is pleased to welcome Bob Kalka, vice president of IBM’s Security Business Unit and Malcolm Harkins, chief security and trust officer at Cylance as keynote speakers. Douglas Hubbard will present and be available to sign copies of his book How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk at the Vendor Expo. The theme is Secure the Five – Secure the Future with sessions focusing on the top five security functions – Identify, Detect, Protect, Respond, and Recover. Tracks include Security Leadership and Management, Secure the Config, From the Cutting Edge, Can’t Secure the Unknown, Secure the Cloud, and After the Breach. Also included at the symposium will be the semiannual UC Cybersecurity Summit with the dedicated track The Race to Resilience.
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