Cybersecurity Partnerships and Advisory Board

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Advisory Board

ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College
Information Systems Cybersecurity Advisory Committee
2022 – 2024

List of advisory members:

Eric Cornelius | Chief Product Architect | BlackBerry

Dr. James Miller, Founder of ENMU-Ruidoso

Juan F. Gonzalez, Cyber Security Engineer NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) – SAIC, White Sands, NM

Matthew Klipstine, Manager of Network Operations & User Support, New Mexico Military Institute

Alex McGlothlin, Detection and Response | Corporate Security | Penetration Testing, FloQast

Dongwan Shin, PhD, Chair of Computer Science & Engineering, New Mexico Tech

Luis De La Cruz, Director New Mexico Workforce Connection-Eastern Area

Kris Rides, TIRO SECURITY | Infosec | Staffing | Pen Testing | Consulting

Susan Green, National Director, Cyberbit

Wesley Alvarez, Director of Academics, EC-Council | Academia


Demetrius Brandon, CISSP CISA CRISC CCSP, Chief Information Security Officer, New Mexico Public Education Department, NMPED Information Technology

Harold Fisher III, DOD CySP, Student

ENMU-Ruidoso members:

Coda Omness, VP of Student Learning & Success,

Stephen Miller, Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence/Chair,

Joel Hutchins, Full time Faculty,

John Rucker, ENMU Ruidoso Career Technical Education,

Advisory Board 2023-24 Meeting Schedule

Advisory Board Charter


Academic Institutions

Excelsior College logo

Contact ENMU Ruidoso Student Success Center at 575-315-1120 or click on the Excelsior College logo to discover how our online Information Systems Cybersecurity Associates degree transfers to Excelsior College online Information Technology Cybersecurity Bachelor of Science degree program.


Signing of the pact
Seated (from left) are Stephen Miller,
Dr. Subhasish Mazumdar, Chad Smith and Dr. Peter Gerity. Standing are Dr. Lorie Liebrock and Dr. Clayton Alred.

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New Mexico Tech Formalizes Computer Science Pact With Ruidoso College

SOCORRO, N.M. February 12, 2013 – Officials from Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso and New Mexico Tech signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday, Feb. 1, that paves the way for computer science students to make a smooth transition.


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Articulation Agreement ENMU-Ruidoso with Northern New Mexico College – November 17, 2014

1. Introduction

The Department of Engineering at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) and the Information System Department (ISD) at Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso (ENMU-Ruidoso) have many areas of common interest in Information Engineering Technology, including Computer Networks, Databases, Computer Programming, Web Systems, and Cybersecurity. Hence collaboration will be established within the principles set out in the following sections.

2. Purposes

The agreement defines a structure through which articulation on all levels will be supported. This agreement is designed to provide a pathway for the graduates of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at ENMU-Ruidoso, to transfer to the Bachelor in Information Engineering Technology (IET) at NNMC.

(Link to articulation agreement)


Academy Partner

ENMU-Ruidoso is an authorized Academy partner with CompTIA. Checkout our self-paced online CompTIA Security + Course


Private Sector

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Founded in 1997, InduSoft offers a powerful HMI SCADA software for developing Windows®-based applications in industrial automation, instrumentation and embedded systems. In 2013, InduSoft became an Invensys (now Schneider Electric) company. Together, Invensys and InduSoft are able to offer the largest range of industrial automation software products on the market. From HMI and embedded software to high-end SCADA and ERP and MES integration, Invensys provides everything necessary to build robust applications for the automation industry.


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NETLAB+® provides remote access to lab equipment and curriculum. To access, you need a user ID and password, assigned by your instructor or local system administrator.



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ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources. ACM Student Membership


CSSIA logoNational Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA)

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (About CSSIA) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center. Since 2003, CSSIA has provided students with real-world learning experiences in information assurance and network security through several program improvement supportive initiatives.


Infragard LogoInfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.


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National CyberWatch Center

ENMU-Ruidoso is a member of this national center in cybersecurity education, the NCC’s roles include:

  • Advocator: advocate for the role of community colleges in cybersecurity education and workforce development
  • Builder: build novel solutions for our nation’s cybersecurity education and workforce development challenges
  • Collaborator: collaborate with educational institutions, businesses, government entities, and professional organizations to strengthen cybersecurity programs nationally
  • Coordinator: coordinate and support regional and national cybersecurity education programs
  • Promoter: promote educational and workforce development models of excellence


NCyTE Center logoNCyTE Center The National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center advances cybersecurity education in the U.S. by investing in technological innovation, resources, professional development and tools to support faculty, community colleges and the workforce pipeline of tomorrow. NCyTE is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching modules. By concentrating on student development; professional development; and curriculum development, revision, and dissemination, NCyTE Center incorporates effective outreach efforts to raise awareness and build viable partnerships among academia and industry.

Center Leadership

Whatcom Community College is the lead institution located on the Bellingham, Washington campus. The core academic partners leading the center are:

Ms. Corrinne Sande

NCyTE Center’s Principal Investigator (PI) and Director
Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA
Director of Computer Science and Information Systems

Mr. Stephen D. Miller

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, Ruidoso, NM
Department Chair of Information Technology and Cyber Security Center of Excellence

Dr. Tony Coulson

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
California State University, San Bernardino, CA
Professor of Information and Decision Sciences, and Executive Director of Cyber Security Center

Dr. J. Philip Craiger

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for NCyTE Center
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Security Studies and International Affairs Department

Each of the center’s four primary initiatives—student development, curriculum development / revision / dissemination, faculty development, and outreach / partnership development—is overseen by one of the Co-PIs. Each of the Co-PIs brings to the center a wealth of expertise in his or her respective area.

ENMU-Ruidoso is a CoPI partner with this NSF funded regional cybersecurity center.


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The CAE Community is the national point for the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security which is comprised of two programs: The CAE in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) and the CAE in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). The CAE-CD program includes CAE-Research (CAE-R), CAE-Four Year Education (CAE-CDE) and CAE-Two Year Education (CAE-2Y) colleges and universities as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Complementing the CAE-CD program is the CAE-CO program for four-year colleges and graduate-level universities with a particular emphasis on technologies and techniques related to specialized cyber operations. The CAE Community Portal endeavors to be a web powered mechanism for the fruitful exchange of relevant information, ideas, and events by CAE institutions for CAE institutions.


Cyber Degrees

Students find career opportunities and higher education resources.


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International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. We operate in 145 countries globally and we are the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing (Practical) programs, among others. We are proud to have trained and certified over 300,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organizations worldwide.

Our certification programs are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (C|EH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester(L|PT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


Infosec Learning Inc. logoInfosec Learning is focused on developing and accessing cyber security and cyber-related skills via our reliable, scalable, fast, and customizable learning platform.


CLARK center logoCLARK is the largest platform that provides FREE cybersecurity curriculum. It is home to high-value, high-impact cyber curriculum created by top educators and reviewed for relevance and quality. Whether you’re looking to teach something new tomorrow, align with curriculum guidelines and standards, or refine your current course, CLARK has free resources ready for you to use!