Check Out Our Cybersecurity Webinars for June!

Outmaneuver Cybercriminals
Top 10 Mistakes Hackers Want You To Make
Cybersecurity Basics: An Introduction to Protecting Your Small Business

Introduction to the SMDC New Mexico

Check Out Our Cybersecurity Webinars for June!

Outmaneuver Cybercriminals
Top 10 Mistakes Hackers Want You To Make
Cybersecurity Basics: An Introduction to Protecting Your Small Business

Outmaneuver CyberCriminals

  • Date: Wednesday June 16th 2021
  • Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Instructor: Larry Donahue


Larry Donahue

Mr. Donahue is a seasoned high-tech business executive and 25-year attorney, with a focus in contracts, negotiations, business transactions, intellectual property and Internet law. He has over 25 years of business development and IT consulting experience. His former clients (as a consultant) ranged from small startups to the Fortune 50, including GE Capital, Bank One, IBM and Amadeus. Larry holds a Juris Doctor of Law, Concentration in Intellectual Property from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Economics from the New Mexico State University.

Top 10 Mistakes Hackers Want You To Make

  • Date: Wednesday June 23rd 2021
  • Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Instructor: Eric Spellmann


Eric Spellmann

Eric is a featured speaker at a number of national and international conferences. He is consistently ranked in the top 10% of speakers by attendees, creating numerous invitations to speak again. His online marketing video series is one of the most popular on the subject and thousands of fans follow his national video blogs. With over 1.7 million views, these videos educate business owners all around the world on the latest Internet success marketing tools and strategies. His website consistently ranks at the top of numerous Google searches globally, generating fans, followers, and customers from all around the world. As a Texas Panhandle native, he earned his MBA from West Texas A&M University.

Cybersecurity Basics: An introduction to protecting your small business

  • Date: Tuesday June 29th 2021
  • Time: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Instructor: Estefanita Rawlings


Estefanita Rawlings

Estefanita Rawlings is the center director/coordinator for the New Mexico Small Business Development Center – Technology Commercialization Accelerator (TCA) at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM. As the center director, Estefanita works with clients regarding their intellectual property. Along with counseling and educating clients on intellectual property protection, Estefanita has been tasked with the startup of the TCA remote office. Estefanita is a New Mexico Tech alumni with degrees in computer science and mathematics. Prior to coming to NMSBDC TCA Estefanita worked in the education arena as a senior data analyst and senior programmer analyst for many years. 

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The New Mexico Small Business Development Center (NMSBDC) Network was established in 1989 through a partnership with the US Small Business Administration, the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, and the New Mexico Association of Independent Community Colleges. The NMSBDC Network State Office is located on Santa Fe Community College campus. The program provides confidential, no-cost business consulting and low cost business training to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the state. Strategically located in 24 communities, we serve all 33 New Mexico counties. NMSBDC consultants have countless years of combined management and ownership expertise and have helped to create more than 35,000 jobs in the state since its inception. Entrepreneurs have access to subject matter experts to help them start, expand and be profitable. For more information
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