Meetings of the New Mexico ISSA Chapter are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month, subject to speaker availability, topics to be discussed, etc. You can find and sign up for chapter meetings by using the MeetUp site. The New Mexico ISSA has a chapter meeting page there: https://www.meetup.com/New-Mexico-ISSA/
Can’t Join Us in Person? Attend Online!
ISSA chapters in New Mexico have had a spotty record in the past. There have been attempts at regional or city-based chapters, but they all suffered from the same problems: most New Mexico communities are too small to independently support a chapter, and the significant distances and travel challenges between communities makes ‘bringing in’ people from other areas difficult.
When the New Mexico ISSA Chapter was founded in late 2017, we established a core tenet of operations: attendance and participation in the Chapter would not require extensive travel. Don’t get us wrong: face-to-face communications and networking remains one of the best ways to meet and interact with other professionals in the field. However, we did not want travel to inhibit members from remaining involved in the community, and so the regular meetings of the Chapter are broadcast online as well.
Meetings are typically held in Albuquerque (location to be announced with the meeting), but when your schedule or distances interfere, we welcome you to join us online!
[NOTE: We are continually striving to improve the quality of our online connections, so please bear with us. The ultimate goal is to create real face time between remote participants and the local meeting gathering, but we’re still working out the dynamics. Thanks!]
Calendar of Events
Attending conferences and other risk management/cybersecurity events is a great way to learn new things, explore other areas of interest you may be unfamiliar with, and – most importantly – network and meet new people. Here in the Southwest such events don’t occur with the frequency of more populated areas, but we want to make sure you’re aware of those that can be an important link to other cybersecurity professionals and even new career opportunities.
Depending on your location in New Mexico, you may find events in other states more accessible… or, you might find you have a particular connection with a certain subgroup within risk management and cybersecurity. Here are some other more general options:
Arizona Technology Council
Arizona (mainly Phoenix and Tucson)
Holds meetings and conferences throughout the year for a wide array of industries and interests.