Topics for Future Presentations

Please use the poll to vote on future topics for presentations!

If there is something you want to add, but it’s not on the form, please email us at:

What future topics for presentations would you like to attend?

  • Network Security (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Application Security (13%, 3 Votes)
  • PenTesting/Ethical Hacking/Reporting (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Risk Management & Compliance (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Next Generation IPS (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Social Engineering (8%, 2 Votes)
  • PKI, implementation of symmetric key algorithms, message digest/hash, or implementation of digitally signed transactions (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Predictive/Prescriptive Analytics (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Architecture of botnets (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Scripting Languages (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Data Science - AI or Machine Learning (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Reverse Engineering Fundamentals (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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FBI Form

Please fill out this FBI_Lab_Form. Refer to the following options to submit:

1) At the social on Thursday, June 21 at Craft Republic
2) If you can’t make it to the social, please email and we can arrange to receive your form.
3) If you don’t like the above options and would rather email it, please contact our Chapter Treasurer, Allan Seyberth at and he can send you a cert to use for encryption.

Letter from the President 2018


Spring brought the chapter some memorable presentations: Ron and Rebecca Tafoya presented on Cybersecurity Insurance in an Enterprise Risk Environment in April, followed by a presentation by Lyndon Pierson on New Technologies for Security Policy Enforcement in the Internet of Things in May.

Summer is upon us and promises to bring more excitement! First, we will have social happenings in June and July. Second, August will bring us a couple of exciting events:

– August 2, we will be participating at INTERFACE (formerly TechJunction) New Mexico. This is an annual technology fair and it will again be held at Marriott Pyramid. Just like last year, we will have a table. This time, however, we will have giveaways. So, stop by and connect with your fellow chapter members.

– August 16, we will have a field trip at the FBI Regional Computer Forensics Lab. We will be given presentations on digital forensics and cyber investigations; the visit will be capped with a tour of the facility. If you’re interested in going, please reach out to us.

-September (actual date to be determined). Summer will be concluded by a school presentation. We were invited by the principal of the 21st Century Public Academy to present topics in cyber security, cyber safety and cyber ethics to both students and parents. We are always looking for motivated members to help us with outreach like this-if you have a passion for teaching and would like to join us with future presentations, let us know.

Fall or autumn of 2018 means rebirth for the Central New Mexico Chapter. Leaves change colors and drop in the Fall–a fitting parallel to our activities: The exit of some of the incumbent Board of Directors and the election of new members. The announcement for self-nominations will be posted on July 1 and closed on October 1. The election will be held at our general meeting on November 15. This will be your chance to be voted as member of the governing body and influence the direction of the organization.

We would like to cap our year with a holiday gathering, extending the invitation to families.

Lastly, I’d like to highlight an accomplishment; the livestreaming of our presentations/activities. Members who could not attend due to distance of their locations can now participate; kudos to our resident social media gurus, Chrissa and Richard for making it happen.

Gerry Gajeton

Letter from the President


2017 was a good year.  We united, and together, established a chapter; had our very first Chapter Christmas Party; lastly, we achieved nonprofit status.  Our nonprofit status enabled us to start collecting dues so we can start actively engaging the community.  The membership dues are as follows:

  • ISC2 certified members: $48/year
  • Non-ISC2 certified members: $36/year
  • Student:  $24/year

2018 promises to be another good year, if not better.  We started with a general meeting on January 18, 2018, held at UNM.  The meeting was highlighted by a presentation by our very own Chrissa Constantine.  She presented on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)—centered on data collection from publicly available sources and used in an intelligence context.  The event was a full-house!

We will be having a Social in February at the County Line on February 15, 2018 from 6-9 PM. Our March activity involves community outreach.  We will have Train-the-Trainer classes to help promote ISC2’s Safe and Secure Online Program.  We are calling for volunteers; please email to participate.

A couple of significant activities we will be having this year is an election of two group of leaders to guide the strategic direction of the Chapter:  Election of Board Members in April, and election of officers in July.  

We will be forming a nominating committee for the board member election, and we are calling for volunteers to staff it.  They will get the nominating procedures once the committee is formed.  The requirements are:  

  • Be in good standing with ISC2
  • Hold at least one ISC2 certificate
  • Be a member for at least one month
  • Show current dues paid to the chapter

We will elect the 2018 Chapter Officers during the general membership meeting in July.

Lastly, the highlight of our 2017 community outreach was an alliance with The University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Network Exploitation Security Team (, a student body interested in the information security systems field.  Our alliance with NEST will enable us to have a mentoring opportunity to help young professionals improve their skills and marketability.



Gerry Gajeton