• National Center of Academic Excellence

    UNM has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence by NSA and DHS. UNM is a National Center of Academic Excellence in IA Education and IA Research.
  • Real-world Experiences

    As an IA student, you have access to a wide range of opportunities ranging from class consulting projects to internships at the New Mexico Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NMRCFL).
  • Integrative Curriculum

    Anderson's IA curriculum provides students both business and technical skills.
  • The Anderson Network

    At Anderson, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow students, faculty and community members that share a passion for information assurance.
  • The Anderson Virtual Lab (VLab)

    Anderson's virtual lab (VLab) allows students to experiment with technology and systems in a sand-boxed environment.
  • Competitions

    Students in the IA program are encouraged to participate and compete in a number of computer security competitions held around the country.
  • Community Outreach

    Anderson's IA program works with partner elementary, mid and high schools to educate K-12 students about computer and personal security when online.
  • World-class Faculty

    The IA program draws on faculty from a number of disciplines to offer a unique and cutting-edge curriculum.
  • Scholarships

    Students have many opportunities to apply for scholarships and grants to help fund their educational goals while at Anderson.
  • Research

    UNM faculty contribute a significant amount of scholarly research in the information security field.

Center for Information Assurance Research and Education

Hacking for a Good Cause. High Schoolers Learn the Skills of the Bad Guys to Fight Cybercrime

About 30 high school students are getting the opportunity to learn about white hat hacking, forensics and information assurance principles through lectures, hands-on labs and gaming exercises. The camp began July 21 and continues through Aug. 1. Read more...


Ashley Manley Wins ACFE Scholarship

Anderson School of Management student Ashley Kay Manley recently won the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE upholds the standard of professional excellence in the anti-fraud profession.Read more about Ashley's scholarship and ACFE.

Expert says CVB must follow its security protocol to prevent future fraud

Dr. Rich Brody UNM Anderson's Dr. Rich Brody discusses safeguards and checks for Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau to prevent future fraud. Read more about Dr. Brody's recommendations.






UNM Security Days on Monday and Tuesday, November 4th and 5th

UNM Security Days is an opportunity to engage UNM students to create a safe, secure, and robust cyberinfrastructure. Everyone has a role to play in cybersecurity. Constantly changing threats to personal privacy and information require the engagement of the entire campus – from staff, faculty, and most importantly, the largest group of technology users on campus, the students. Security Days is a student oriented event covering topics like Social Media security, personal privacy, and mobile device security.Learn more about UNM Security Days!

Join the Student-led Network Exploitation Security Team (NEST)

This is a campus-wide student organization consisting of graduate and undergraduate students with various backgrounds and majors.

Our purpose is to provide academic, social and training resources for those interested in the information systems field. We will also organize trips to relevant events in order to help members grow professionally and provide career opportunities. Additionally, NEST will provide service in the form of security assessments to other organizations.

Learn more and get involved today!

Students Learn to Balance Hacking and the Law

By Karen Wentworth — August 26, 2013

Students Intern for Anderson and CS This summer summer, interns from Albuquerque area high schools spent eight weeks learning how to take apart computer code and put it back together in interesting ways.

The students were recruited from local computer challenge events by UNM Associate Professor of Computer Science Jed Crandall. He hopes to build interest among high school students interested in learning more about computer science.

Crandall teamed with the Anderson School of Management's professor and UNM’s Information Assurance Research & Education Director Alex Seazzu for the class. For the first few weeks the students learned about internet privacy from Seazzu. Then they took the students on an adventure to show them how hacking works in the real world.

Read more about the summer program...

Information Assurance (IA) Students at Anderson were Strong Competitors at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC)

IA Students at 2013 RMCCDC Information Assurance (IA) students at the Anderson School of Management were strong competitors at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC) held at Regis University in Denver.

UNM Anderson Information Assurance Students at the 2013 RMCCDC The two day competition focused on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing "commercial" network infrastructure.

The competition provides a unique opportunity for students and industry professionals to interact and discuss many of the security and operational challenges the students will soon face as they enter the job market. UNM students felt this competition prepared them for the next step in their careers.

Read more about the IA students' performance...

 

UNM Earns CAE-R Designation as National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance

CAE-R Designatiion The National Secu­rity Agency and the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity have re-designated the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico as a National Cen­ter of Aca­d­e­mic Excel­lence in Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems Secu­rity Edu­ca­tion (CAEIAE). The Infor­ma­tion Assur­ance pro­gram, within UNM’s Ander­son School of Man­age­ment, ini­tially earned a five-year CAE des­ig­na­tion in 2007. The new des­ig­na­tion, CAE-R, which is more rig­or­ous to attain, cov­ers aca­d­e­mic years 2012 through 2017.

Read more about UNM's CAE-R designation...

UNM Accounting Professor Richard G. Brody Elected to ACFE Board of Regents

Dr. Rich Brody The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, has announced the election of Richard G. Brody to the ACFE Board of Regents.

Brody is the Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting at the University of New Mexico and a Daniels Fund Business Ethics Fellow. He is a prolific author and an expert on fraud, and was honored as the ACFE's 2012 Educator of the Year. Read more about Dr. Brody's Election to ACFE Board of Regents...

UNM's Information Assurance Program Receives $1.67 Million NSF Grant

The University of New Mexico has received a five-year, $1.67 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide 18 scholarships for Master’s degree study in Information Assurance (IA) and cyber-security at the Anderson School of Management. The project, titled “UNM Information Assurance Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program,” is under the direction of Anderson Associate Professor and Principal Investigator Stephen Burd, and co-PI’s Alex Seazzu, director, UNM Center for Information Assurance Research and Education (CIARE), Jed Crandall, associate professor, Computer Science, and Electrical Computer Engineering Associate Provost and Chair Gregory Heileman.  Read more about the NSF grant...

The RCFL Program Opens New Laboratory in New Mexico

FBI RCFL The New Mexico Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NMRCFL) officially opened on the grounds of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque today - the second RCFL physically located on a university campus, and the 16th such facility in the FBI's national network of full-service digital forensics laboratories and training centers.

RCFLs provide objective digital forensics expertise and services to law enforcement, and are devoted to the examination of digital evidence in support of federal, state and local criminal and national security investigations. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III selected the Albuquerque Division in 2008 because the local law enforcement community demonstrated wide support for an RCFL, and had a large pool of qualified personnel to staff the facility. The NMRCFL will be staffed with personnel from the FBI's Albuquerque Division, the Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico State Police and the University of New Mexico. Read more...
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UNM's Anderson School Hosts National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

UNM Anderson National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign If you use the Internet you will not want to miss the "STOP.THINK.CONNECT. Cyber Citizen Forum" on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the UNM Anderson School of Management. The forum features Timothy Fraser from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will elevate the issue of cybersecurity and prompt action and collaboration to increase Internet safety across the community.

Fraser is the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign, a national public awareness effort that aims to increase the understanding of cyber threats and to empower the American public to be safer and more secure online. As part of this initiative, the Campaign promotes the expansion of the cyber workforce, including defining, attracting, and retaining cybersecurity expertise as well as outlining career path strategies. Read more about the Cyber Security Campaign...

Corporate Smartphones in Danger

Dr. Rich Brody, Darrell Banward and Kelley Hawthorne authored an article on corporate smartphones' vulnerabilities and what precautions corporations can take to better secure these devices. Read Corporate Smartphones in Danger!

New Mexico Business Weekly Articles Discuss Anderson IA Course Work and Partnership with FBI RCFL

Alex Seazzu Some experts urge businesses to prioritize cyberdefense
Global assaults on cybersystems mushroom
Law enforcement gets a boost from new FBI center

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White-collar crime can lead to violence, "red-collar crime"

Dr. Brody Dr. Rich Brody, at UNM's Anderson School of Management, was featured in the Savannah Morning News discussing how white-collar crime can lead to violence. Read more...

Dr. Rich Brody (UNM Anderson School) and Dr. Kent A. Kiehl (UNM Department of Psychology) also authored a paper and suggest that white-collar criminals do display violent tendencies and may be driven to violence against those involved in investigating their crimes. Learn more...