2018 Chapter Annual Accomplishments

It’s been a full year since we became a chapter and I am proud to say we had a full and fruitful first year!

Here were our accomplishments:

Educational Presentations

  • 1/18/18 — Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) by Chrissa Constantine
  • 4/4/18 — Cybersecurity Insurance in an Enterprise Risk Environment by Ron & Rebecca Tafoya
  • 5/15/18 — New Technologies for Security Policy Enforcement for Internet of Things by Lyndon Pierson
  • 7/19/18 — Security Consulting by Christopher Goodrich

Field Trip

DateLocation
8/21/18FBI Regional Computer Forensics Lab (RCFL)

Community Outreach

  • 8/12/18 — INTERFACE NM Annual Technology/Trade Conference — Participants: Christopher Goodrich & Tautra Romig
  • 9/10/18 — Safe & Secure Cybersecurity Presentation — 21st Century Middle School Students and Parents’ Association by Chrissa Constantine & Allan Seyberth
  • 9/26/18 — Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce — Cloud cybersecurity presentation by Chrissa Constantine

Alliances

  • Network Exploitation Security Team (NEST).  Chrissa Constantine presented about cybersecurity on 9/13/2018

  • ISACA New Mexico Chapter. ISC2 CNMC co-hosted a Trend Micro presentation on Cloud Cybersecurity on 10/11/2018

Mentoring Program

  • Mentoring — Established 11/18. Mentoring Chair:  AJ McQuay

To increase our interaction and networking, we held five (5) social events throughout the year.  We are technology professionals but we are human beings first — we are social!

Our chapter is growing; we continue to receive interest from local ISC2-certified members. We also continue to receive inquiries and from non-ISC2 certified professionals — in fact, we have more than a few of them.  

Membership and dues will be one of our top priorities going into the future. The funds enable us to purchase promotional materials and reach out to the community more effectively.

During INTERFACE NM event in August, we gave out lanyards, pens, and mouse pads. At the field trip, we presented the FBI RCFL Director and her staff with ISC2 coins as appreciation for hosting us. All of those giveaways advertise our name and also promote awareness. 

In addition, education is also one of our priorities. We will continue to seek speakers and presenters to benefit us all. On the flip-side we will also plan to reach out to schools and spread and preach cybersecurity to students. Mentoring will be a big part of our education initiative — we need mentors willing to give up precious time to mold a prospective information security professional.

Furthermore, we will continue to hold and host social events to be able to continue to connect us with one another. Please continue to reach to your friends and bring them over and entice them to become dues-paying members. Also, as a reminder, it’s that time of the year for membership approval — please check your membership due date and renew. A separate follow-up email will be sent to you with your renewal notification.

Lastly, we should embrace change. We all believe in change because change is good. This will be further emphasized by the election of officers in February. I hope you will participate and lead and help continue to map the direction of the chapter.

ISC2 Central New Mexico Chapter

Financial Report 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2018

Cash/Assets

            Membership Dues                                          $     1,885.29

            New Chapter Stipend                                               500.00                

            Total Cash                                                                               $    2,385.29

Expenses

            Non-profit application filing fee                     $        295.00

            Internet Services                                                       200.00

            Marketing Materials (banner, kits, etc.)                  650.00

            Fees (PayPal and Square)                                            71.00

Total Expenses                                                                             1,216.62

Available Cash                                                                                    $      668.67