Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes From Communications Team

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

Our goal is to provide the cybersecurity community with monthly 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

This month's newsletter is very special to me, as it marks the end of its first year in circulation with 770 subscribers! Special thanks to Tran Cheung, Andrew Haratine and Andrew Wong for their dedication to publish an issue every month.

It also marks the end of my first year as President. In the past year, we have transformed this organization into a tight-knit community consisting of over 170 members! Also, due to our virtual meetings, our membership geography has now expanded far beyond NJ.

I am so proud of what we have accomplished so far and I am so excited to see what the next year will bring.

Me trying to set up a volleyball net with a rock. It didn’t go well. :)  

Picnic Recap

Upcoming Events

Member Feedback

Jumpstart Mentorship Program (JuMP) Feedback

We received wonderful feedback from Session 2 of our JuMP Series!

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

Edwin Brockner:

"John emphasized that I should be finding time in my life for a release, whether it be reading a non-technical book or switching off from work and certifications. I agree, at times I feel like I'm going 24/7 and will burn out eventually, albeit I feel fine now. John and I also started our paths in a similar vein with our internships, so it felt like I could relate to him more. I have benefited from this session by gaining an interesting connection that I am always welcome to bounce ideas off of."

Adam Shuren:

"Wow, this session was super. Ashok took me through three planning sessions for my career. He forced me to get clarity and what I really wanted and then we talked through the role to determine next steps. Being employed in the role, he was able to provide manager insight and truly reinvigorated me to keep at it."

Krishna Nekkalapudi:

" KC has provided valuable feedback in Risk and Compliance expertise. He supported me to tailor my resume and also helped in Mock interviews."

Thank you to our wonderful mentors participating in this program!

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Current Initiatives

Member Contributions

Educational Training

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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Upcoming Presenters

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

September Monthly Meeting

Brett Thorson - Personal Security Tabletop Exercise - PDF

Raymond Blaine - Cybersecurity Challenges with Industry Control Systems (ICS) - PDF / Video

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

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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

Communications Chair:
Tran Cheung

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