Registration for the UC-Wide IT Security Symposium to be held here at UC Davis this summer (June 18 and 19) is now open to individuals from all UCs and is available online from the IT Security Symposium Web site at http://ietsymposia.ucdavis.edu/security/index.cfm. Registration will remain open until Friday, May 30 unless we reach capacity early. Class size is limited for the hands-on labs so if you are planning to attend, it is important to register early to obtain a slot in the courses you are most interested in. Since technology professionals from all UCs are invited to attend, there may be competition to get a seat in some of the labs. The $75 registration fee includes access to more than thirty security-related lectures, hands-on instructional labs and discussions. Nationally recognized information security practitioners will lead a number of the sessions. The fee also permits registrant entry to a social event at the Silo Pub on the evening of June 18 and breakfast and lunch on both days. Most courses in the symposium include hands-on and/or specific ways to improve security and are taught by UC technology professionals who know the challenges of securing systems and networks in our university environment. Some courses are taught by vendors and include product demonstrations. To see course titles and speakers you can reference a PDF version of the schedule at http://ietsymposia.ucdavis.edu/security/schedule.pdf . More information about each course, including synopses, is available on the online registration page. Keynote speakers for this conference include: -John Vincent, Director of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California, and former Interim US Attorney for the Eastern District of California. Mr.Vincent is responsible for the Computer Crimes Section which investigates and prosecutes all federal computer crimes committed within the Eastern District of California, including computer intrusions, de nial of service attacks, virus and worm proliferation, Internet fraud, and telecommunications fraud. Prosecutors in this section are also responsible for prosecuting intellectual property offenses, including copyright and trademark infringement, software piracy, theft of trade secrets and economic espionage. Mr. Vincent will speak on the: leading trends and developments relating to Internet fraud and how law enforcement is combating the problem. -Shane Shook, Manager of KPMG Risk and Advisory Services (RAS). Mr. Shook has been an information systems security, audit, continuity planning, and information risk management professional for over 15 years and has written or guided the development of several security assessments. His experience in the financial services and communications markets has yielded several patents for new systems designs for security, communications and data redundancy, application processing, and remote recovery operations. Mr. Shook also has comprehensive development experience as a programmer, network architect, and communications systems manager. Mr. Shook will speak on regulatory compliance for privacy and security, which is timely as the campuses face growing regulatory information security requirements - such as the recent Civil Code 1798 amendments and HIPAA privacy/security rules. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IT Security Symposium Planning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.