The NMTC has two annual signature events – the Women in Technology Celebration is held each March and recognizes achievements of New Mexico women. Our experienceIT Conference is held in September providing a venue for IT-related topics, sessions and speakers.

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Soylent Green Is People: Ten Ways Your Internal Staff Sabotage Your Best Security Efforts

As techies, we are used to engineering security solutions that cover as many situations as possible. But as good as our engineering is, Darwin finds a way to create ever evolved security threats from within. We need our people to survive, whether they be our customers, our staff, our management, or even ourselves. Somehow, someway people will find ever new and inventive means to jeopardize our efforts. Most are unintentional and well-meaning, some are naive, and other are well-planned internal attacks against us. This talk will look at ten ways the insider can ruin an information security professional’s day and efforts you can take to prevent or minimize the effects.

About our speaker:  Dale Hugo Leschnitzer

Dale Hugo Leschnitzer is the Information Technology (IT) Contingency Planning Coordinator as well as primary alternate Continuity of Operation Coordinator (COOP) for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Leschnitzer came to Los Alamos as a staff scientist in 1992 after receiving his doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Baylor University. Dr. Leschnitzer worked as a high performance computing advisor and headed IT operations for Los Alamos’ business and financial computing infrastructures. Dr. Leschnitzer is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and a Certified FEMA Master Continuity Practitioner. He is a member of Los Alamos’ Information Security group as an Information Security Risk Officer. Dr. Leschnitzer’s role with COOP puts him in almost daily contact with Los Alamos’ Emergency Management group. He was situated in the Los Alamos Emergency Operations Center during the 2011 Los Conchas Fire. His experience in IT Operations, Continuity, Information Security, and Emergency Operations allows him to communicate and advise professionals from these diverse professions.

About our hosts: provides our clients a Fully Hardened Business Continuity Campus. is a data center facility operating in downtown Albuquerque since 2000. Providing Tier III compliant services from Colocation, to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning. We are New Mexico’s premier SSAE16 Type2 Certified private data center. We have the services to meet your needs.

Anyone in the IT security or information assurance arena is encouraged to attend.  The Cybersecurity Peer Group is part of the New Mexico Technology Council and offers networking and educational opportunities for those working in the cyber security arena across all industries and regions of New Mexico. 

Members receive special discounts so if you are not already a NMTC member consider joining today at ( Membership representatives will also be on-hand to take your application at the event. Meal orders and regular pricing are available until Friday before the event (paid NMTC members can attend free until this time). Find pricing and more information in the registration section.

Proceeds for parking at bigbyte (if available) go to Joy Junction. is available by public transit and there are multiple options for street parking and paid lots in the neighborhood.  Entrance for the event is on the east side of the building, facing the parking lot.