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New Mexico Tech is developing two closely-related cybersecurity centers, one focused on cybersecurity education and the other focused on economic development for New Mexico.   The two centers are overseen by a single director, Dr. Lorie M. Liebrock, who reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and works closely on economic development with the Executive Director of the NMT Office of Innovation Commercialization.

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The SWSIS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security.

December 15 - February 1


Sandia Newsletter Features Techies For Cybersecurity Internship Work

September 24,2020 / Sandia LabNews

Computer science students helped lead cyber "Capture the Flag" event for 41 students.

NM Tech No. 4 for Hispanic-Serving Colleges

September 21, 2020 | Albuquerque Journal/Business Outlook

4th in the nation for Hispanic-Serving Institutions and top university overall in the state according to Niche.

John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019

August 13, 2020

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 became effective as of August 13, 2020. An overview article is available

The bottom line is that companies need to ensure they have none of the prohibited foreign technology being used in day-today operations or they may not be able to contract with any federal agencies unless we have an explicit waiver. In particular new terms and conditions say “Prohibition on certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment” will be incorporated in the revised Grants and Cooperative Agreement Manual and all financial assistance instruments awarded on or after August 13, 2020, including supplements to existing awards. Note the wording is "include telecommunications gear-makers Huawei and ZTE, as well as video surveillance manufacturer Hikvision, Hytera Communications Corporation, Dahua Technology Company, as well as their subsidiaries and affiliates"; it is not enough to just look at the 5 companies. We found two listings of subsidiaries and affiliates: from Univ. of Maryland and and Univ. of Central Florida. The UMD list appears more complete so we recommend you use that. If you want the details from the Federal Acquisition Register, the entry is here.

Entering into agreements with these companies or their subsidiaries can place the university at risk for losing federal grants and contracts.


Summer Institute opens Internship Positions

May 1, 2020

Working with Sandia National Laboratories, NMT Cybersecurity Centers are hiring summer interns to work on TracerFIRE. Students will develop new and/or enhance existing scenarios for TracerFIRE including OT (Operational Technology) with energy production security themes that may involve nuclear power plants, and traditional power generation facilities. Students must be US Citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.0; Junior standing is preferred.  Applications are due by May 15th in Handshake. Students should apply asap for full consideration. Look for posting #3750915.


Team with Four NMT Students WINS Kernelcon Capture the Flag

March 25-28, 2020

Location: ENMU-Ruidoso Room 120, 709 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345.

Four students from NMT and one Idaho National Laboratory Staff member (Bryan) won the Annual Kernelcon Capture the Flag competition. The NMT members were Shadron Gudmunson, Spencer Merrill, Owen Parkins, and Raymond (Luke) Rindles.  Kernelcon confers on the winning team their coveted Eternal Kernel badges.  In addition, the group has been invited to participate on a DefCON qualification team.

Congratulations to our Victorious Cyber Warriors. Good job Shad, Spencer, Owen, and Luke.


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Vince Urias - Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Award Winner 

August 13, 2019

Government Executive Media Group announced the winners of the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards. Vince Urias, a current PhD student and alumnus of NMT, was announced as one of the inaugural leadership winners in the category of Defender. Vince is being recognized for his work on HADES (High-Fidelity Adaptive Deception and Emulation System), a system that applies "revolutionary technology to increase the realism of honeypots and instantly redeploy gathered intelligence for network defense".

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Lisa Ackley Coordinator 575-835-5602 Cybersecurity Centers  Cramer 132D lisa.ackley@nmt.edu
Lorie M. Liebrock Director 575-835-6729 Cybersecurity Centers Cramer 132A lorie.liebrock@nmt.edu
Tisha Webb Outreach Coordinator 575-835-5558 Cybersecurity Centers Cramer 132B tisha.webb@nmt.edu

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