Suggest topics for campus security symposium, but do it soon

You've got about a week left to send in proposals for presentations to the 2007 IT Security Symposium, the biennial campus event for system administrators and other technical professionals. You don't necessarily have to give the presentation yourself.

The event, scheduled for June 20-22, presents practical ideas for improving computer and network security at universities. Past symposia have included hands-on instruction and technical discussions, plus chances for networking. Proxy firewall inventor Marcus Ranum is the keynote speaker this year.

If you're not sure what topic to present, a list of suggested subjects offers ideas. If you offer an idea for someone else to present, the event's organizers ask you to suggest a speaker as well.

Registration will cost $100 per person and should open in early April. Look for more details in March. Presentation proposals are due Feb. 9. Send them in by clicking on the "submit proposals" button at the symposium's Web site.