Executives from Twitter, TrustMAPP, and FireEye Will Be Keynotes for the 2021 Information Security Symposium

By Ahna Heller. Register for the 2021 Information Security Symposium (ISS). The virtual event occurs June 15-16. UC Davis has lined up three information security executives as keynote speakers.

  • 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, Walmart.com, 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 security 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.

Symposium registration opens on April 19

Registration is complimentary this year and is available on the symposium website through June 2.

The event will present talks, labs, and discussions on topics involving cybersecurity and privacy for UC and other higher education security and compliance professionals. The theme is “Adapt” – a continuing priority as campuses adjust to changes caused by COVID-19.

Traditionally, the symposium meets on the UC Davis campus. However, due to COVID-19, the 2021 symposium will use a virtual format. The 2019 symposium drew more than 500 technical professionals and administrators, mostly from within the University of California, but also from other California state universities and state agencies.

Questions about the symposium can be directed to 2021iss@ucdavis.edu.

Ahna Heller, communications analyst, Information & Educational Technology, UC Davis.Ahna Heller is a communications analyst, Information & Educational Technology, UC Davis.

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