Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes From Communications Team

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's August issue!

Our goal is to provide the cybersecurity community with the latest New Jersey 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

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and my daughter is off to college again! I thought that I would be relaxing more, but I found myself and our small army of volunteers actually working harder! Our volunteers have proved to be invaluable and I couldn't even fathom taking on all of these projects without them.

Just this summer alone, we started our JuMP mentorship program, partnered with NYU, created another networking event in Gathertown, and we are now in the midst of planning our first in-person event, a picnic! With the help of our dedicated volunteers, these initiatives were all happening while we continued to hold our monthly events and newsletters. Can't wait to see what we come up with during the second half of this year!

If you want to know how you can be a more active member in our growing community, please reach out to me at president@isc2chapternj.org.

Ken Fishkin  

Welcome Aboard!

Upcoming Events

New Initiatives

Current Initiatives

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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Jumpstart Mentorship Program (JuMP) Feedback

We received wonderful feedback from Session 1 of our JuMP Series!

We asked our Mentees " What did you find beneficial from your meetings?" Below are their amazing responses:

Adam Shuren:

“We talked about the business end of IT, such as risk transfer, costs and solutions, in a broad way to gauge my level of understanding of the topic. Next, we dovetailed into his experience entering the IT Security field.  This was very helpful because in my current role, it's mostly IT, so I was able to hear his approach and how he found his success in the field. Finally, we got into some pathways for me, which after review, was exactly what I needed to hear. The discussion around which certifications helped clarify the role I seek, which is in policy creation and auditing. It was very informative and also validated some of the things I was thinking about for the role.”

Vijoy Mathai:

“I found everything beneficial. We especially spoke about my interests and worked on a 3 year plan.”

Richard Ingordo:

“Pete was a great source of information. He has fresh ideas that I felt really gave me motivation in a role where it’s been lacking lately. He also brought the NYU program to my attention which I wasn’t aware of before."

Imel Edrada:

"Mike gave me a lot of pointers on resume writing as well as on LinkedIn profile. He also provided resources on resume, profile writing, career or job resources. He was very helpful and a very good mentor."

Thank you to our wonderful mentors participating in this program!

ISC2 New Jersey Chapter - JuMP  

Upcoming Presenters

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

August Monthly Meeting

Steven A. Hart - Branding: How to Differentiate Yourself

Joseph Perry - The Evolution of Ransomware

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

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

Board of Directors

(ISC)² New Jersey Chapter 2021 Board of Directors

Ken Fishkin

Mallik Prasad

Priyanka De Abrew

Education Director:
Jose Lagdameo

Membership Chair:
John Manley

Bylaws Committee Chair:
Anthony Centrone

Communications Chair:
Tran Cheung

ISC2 NJ Chapter