About Us

The Information Security Office, under the authority of the Chief Information Security Officer, is the department with primary oversight for protecting information at New Mexico State University. The Information Security Office promotes security related training and awareness programs, monitors university systems, and assesses and audits university owned computers. Data security is everyone’s responsibility!


Phone Issues? Time for a software update! Update your devices regularly to remain on guard against cyber attacks.

NMSU General User Account Password Standard

An NMSU General User Account password must:

•   Be 17 to 64 characters in length
•   Not be reused
•   Expire every two years (730 days)

For more information, view ARP 15.51 – NMSU Account Password Requirements


Managing Your Facebook Account Privacy

Due to the recent Facebook data scandal, here are a few guides for managing Facebook account privacy:

How To Change Your Facebook Settings To Opt Out Of Platform API Sharing

How To Use Facebook While Giving It The Minimum Amount Of Personal Data

How To Protect Your Facebook Privacy – Or Delete Yourself Completely

How To Delete Your Facebook Account

How To Delete, Disable, Or Limit Your Facebook Account

How To Delete Your Facebook Account And Reclaim Your Data


Stay Safe Online

Computer and Data Security Presentation 2017

Keeping Your Data Safe


Report Spam and Phishing Attacks

If you experience a security problem such as spam, e-mail abuse, or phishing attacks:

E-mail the Abuse Office: abuse@nmsu.edu

Report a Security Incident

If you experience a security event that was sent from a NMSU network connection or website, possible copyright infringement, or network intrusion:

•   E-mail the Information Security Office: infosec@nmsu.edu
•   Call (575) 646-5788 or (575) 646-5789

Report a Network or System Problem

If you experience a software or computer issue, including network connection problems, Canvas and myNMSU problems:

•   E-mail the NMSU ICT Help Desk: help@nmsu.edu
•   Call (575) 646-1840