Network Exploitation Security Team (NEST)

$15 dues each semester.

Faculty Advisor: Alex Seazzu (

UNM Listserv: NEST-L (

Additional Contact: Email (

Website (

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.

The specific activities we will be participating in are:

  • Cyber Security Competitions
  • Internal Security Activities
  • Conferences
  • Resources for Security Certifications (Security+ and CISSP)
  • Various technical classes taught by Sandia staff

There will also be guest speakers and other opportunities to network with professional contacts throughout the community.