Keynote Speakers

The 2021 Information Security Symposium is honored to feature three accomplished Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) as keynote speakers.

Photos of Rinki Sethi, Allan Alford & Sandra Joyce
  • Rinki Sethi, VP & CISO, Twitter – Rinki is responsible for leading efforts to protect Twitter's information and technology assets, and advises the company's continued product innovations in the security space. Prior to Twitter, Rinki was most recently the VP and CISO at Rubrik, Inc. She has been at the forefront of developing cutting edge online security infrastructure at several Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, eBay,, and PG&E. Rinki holds several recognized security certifications and has a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from UC Davis and a M.S. in Information Security from Capella University.
  • Allan Alford, CISO, TrustMAPP – With 20+ years in information security, Allan Alford has served as CISO four times in three industries. Allan parlayed an IT career into a product securit career and then fused the two disciplines. He has worked in companies ranging from five employees to 50,000, and executes a risk-based approach to security, as well as compliance with NIST, CSF, CIS CSC 20, GDPR, ISO 27001, DFARS, and others. Allan gives back to the security community via the Cyber Ranch Podcast and by authoring articles and speaking at conferences.
  • Sandra Joyce, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Intelligence at Mandiant (FireEye) – Sandra oversees intelligence collection, research, analysis, and support services for threat intelligence customers and the Mandiant security product portfolio, which includes FireEye. Sandra has held positions in product management, business development, and intelligence research over more than 21 years in both national security and commercial industries.
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We are pleased to announce that UCD Chancellor Gary May, Provost Mary Croughan, and CIO Viji Murali will be joining us to share their thoughts on Information Security at UC Davis