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New Mexico State University

NMSU ICT - IT Compliance Function

Mission Statement

The mission of the IT Compliance Function is to ensure IT compliance with applicable State and Federal Laws & Regulations, NMSU Policies and Procedures, and to recommend the implementation of best computing and management practices. In addition, to protect information found throughout the University by conducting risk assessments on all sensitive information, promoting IT & data security related training and awareness programs, and to monitor University systems via auditing and compliance activities in support of the University's mission and goals.

Role and Reporting Line

The IT Compliance Function works in coordination with University management to ensure IT related risks are properly and proactively managed, mitigated or accepted.  The IT Compliance Function reports directly to the University's Chief Information Officer & Associate VP.  Additionally, this function maintains close communication with and collaborates on various IT audit projects with the University's Chief Audit Executive to ensure unacceptable IT risk exposures are properly communicated to the Board of Regents.

Contact the IT Compliance Function

If you suspect a data security compromise, a high IT specific risk exposure or a violation of a federal law, regulation or NMSU policy do not hesitate to contact the IT Compliance Officer.  Finally, to learn more about applicable laws, federal and industry regulations applicable to NMSU, general NMSU ICT Policies & Procedures and various computing resources we invite you to visit the various sites listed on the upper left hand corner of this page.

Carlos S. Lobato, CISA, CIA
IT Compliance Officer

Phone: 575-646-5902
Cell: 575-494-3017
Fax: 575-646-5278