Center for Information Assurance Research and Education
Information Assurance (IA) Students at Anderson were Strong Competitors at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (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 Accounting Professor Richard G. Brody Elected to ACFE Board of Regents
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
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
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
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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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...