Event Information


Registration has closed for the 2021 Information Security Symposium, to be held virtually on June 15-16. The event is complimentary this year, and includes access to all lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on labs.

General schedule

This conference will meet online, on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15-16, 2021. 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 services or products.


Information security and privacy professionals, systems and security administrators, and unit managers from the ten UC campuses and five medical centers, and from California state universities and agencies, usually attend. These leaders are responsible for making technology and training decisions, and typically have budgetary approval. Many adopt leading-edge technology.


The symposium will feature speakers from the fields of security and technology and will include tracks on leadership, security, privacy, innovation, and training.

Theme and Tracks

Theme: Adapt
There are ten learning tracks to address both technical and non-technical information security and compliance topics. The symposium provides lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on labs. Lecture and panel discussions are 30 minutes to an hour, and hands-on labs are scheduled for two hours. The times are intended to accommodate in-depth content for the following tracks and suggested topics:

  • Data Privacy and Integrity
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Incident Response
  • Healthcare Information Security
  • Managing and Leading Security
  • Research Security
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Security Operations

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A key goal of the Information Security Symposium 2021 is to provide a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and conference staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, conference staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by UC Davis' Principles of Community which apply to this conference and conference-related events.