Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Communications Team for Issue #10

Welcome to the (ISC)² NJ Chapter's July issue!

Our goal is to provide the cybersecurity community with the latest NJ Chapter news, upcoming events and initiatives, and timely and relevant articles from our dedicated member volunteers.

We hope you enjoy reading this publication and invite you to send any comments to communications@isc2chapternj.org.

Tran Cheung, Andrew Haratine, and Andrew Wong  

Ken's Korner

Message From The President

Greetings Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather these days. It is so nice to see that even during the summertime, we are continuing to grow our membership numbers and make substantial progress on our initiatives.

This summer, we are rolling out our new Jumpstart Mentorship Program, as well as our Partnership with NYU. See details below for both of these exciting new initiatives.

Also, don't miss our next meeting as we’ll have the honor to hear from Stephen A. Hart host of TrailblazersFM, who will be educating our members on how to improve their personal brand. Joseph Perry will give our members an in-depth look into the evolution of the most destructive cyber threat of today, Ransomware. See details below.

As with all our meetings, newcomers and students can join our meetings for free.

To learn more about our current activities and initiatives, click here.

Hope you can join us next month!

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Welcome Aboard!

Upcoming Events

September 2021 - Outdoor Social Event - Save the Date!

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Rain Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: TBD (Most likely a pavilion in a park in Edison, NJ)

Our first in-person member event for 2021!

Lunch will be provided.

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September 2021 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, 9/30/2021


Raymond Blaine – Director of Cyber Research Center for West Point
Incident Response Workshop – Conducted by Boston Consulting Group

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October 2021 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021


Bernardo Vasquez – CISO at Hudson
Round Table Discussion - Transitioning to Cybersecurity (Presenters TBD)

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November 2021 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

BISO Panel with:

Nicole Dove - BISO at WarnerMedia
Jose Lagdameo – BISO at Prudential

Arthur Hedge - Information Governance

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New Initiatives

Jumpstart Mentorship Program (JuMP)

We have over 20 members joining our new mentorship program, JuMP this month!

Just to show how successful a mentorship program can be to both the mentor and the mentee, we wanted to share some recent feedback we received from members who participated in our informal One on One mentorship program:

Tanaisha Myrick (Mentee):

"Being granted the opportunity to be be mentored from a professional within the field of CyberSecurity has been a very rewarding experience. Over the past few months, my mentor, has been an important component to my professional and personal growth. Through her years of professional experiences and expertise I have gained insight into . She has helped me develop my soft skills by offering valuable advice, guidance and feedback. She has furthermore supported me in navigating my transition into an internship in Information Security while exposing me to different ideas and resources I could use to enhance my learning experiences. Overall, she has been a positive representation of women in tech and an amazing role model."

Hasjohn Simmons (Mentor):

“The opportunity to mentorship provides tremendous emotional value for mentors, and uplift for participants in pursuit of their goals.”

Thomas Hunt (Mentee):

“My mentorship has taken my journey as a fresh cyber security professional to the next level. I am grateful to (ISC)² NJ for the opportunity and to my mentor for his continued wisdom and knowledge.”

While we won't be taking new mentors/mentees for this current 10 weeks program, we'll post information shortly on when we will be starting up our next mentorship program.

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NYU and (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter Partnership

The (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter and the New York University Tandon School of Engineering have formed a partnership to further educational and credentialing opportunities for students and the cybersecurity community.

In addition to participating in NYU Tandon events, lectures, career fairs, and other professional development activities, (ISC)² will offer students a full membership completely free giving them access to a network of local industry leaders. As part of the agreement, (ISC)² members can sign up for The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) mailing list to stay current with research and events featuring leading faculty and industry partners at www.cyber.nyu.edu.

In collaboration with industry partners on the NYU Tandon Advisory Council, NYU Tandon School of Engineering will offer an astounding scholarship to (ISC)² members regardless of their country of residence.

The NYU Cyber Fellowship program is an elite, highly-technical Cybersecurity Master's Degree extends qualifying students with a scholarship that covers 75% of their tuition for the 10-course, part-time program. Additionally, the partnership will present a 15% off tuition to other online or on-campus graduate degree programs. As member-students will also be able to access networking and mentorship events with the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter.

NYU Tandon has open enrollment for members looking to apply to NYU Cyber Fellows for the Fall or Spring semesters. There is NO GRE required (graduate admission guidelines apply) and they have also streamlined the application process which only takes 15 minutes with a decision in 15 days. Simply:

  1. Gather a Resume, a Statement of Purpose (250 words), an unofficial Transcripts, name two References
  2. Start application
  3. Enter application fee waiver code (worth $90) NYUTO21
  4. Choose MS in Cybersecurity, part-time program, and answer YES to the question about 'applying for Cyber Fellows’
  5. Review and Finalize - “SUBMIT”

To learn more about enrollment or if you have any questions, please contact tandon.online@nyu.edu. You can also call (646) 997-3623.

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Member Contributions

Upcoming Presenters

Board Members

(ISC)² NJ Chapter Board

Ken Fishkin – President
Mallik Prasad - Secretary
Priyanka De Abrew - Treasurer
Jose Lagdameo - Education Director
John Manley - Membership Chair
Anthony Centrone - Bylaws Committee Chair
Tran Cheung - Communications Chair

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Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

July Monthly Meeting

Mike Wilkes - Executive (dis)Orders: Cognitive and Systemic Risk in the Boardroom
Presentation Slides
NYU Lecture

Michael Redmond - Discussion on Enterprise Cyber Resiliency,

Please visit https://www.isc2chapternj.org/ to access previous meeting recordings.

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