Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes From Communications Team

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's October 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

Ken's Korner

Just this month, the size of our organization grew by leaps and bounds, as we got 24 new members. Now, our current paid membership count is at 190!

But what really impresses me more, is that our members have really stepped up now and turned our org into a full-blown community. The volunteerism that I have been seeing lately from our members is at its peak and I am so excited to be a part of it.

If you want to get more involved with one of the current or future events, please reach out to me and I'll plug you into one.

Can't wait to see what next month will bring!

Click here to see October's picnic pictures! Thanks again Prabhakar!

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Upcoming Events

December 2021 - Meeting Agenda

There will be no speakers at this meeting, as we'll take this opportunity to give everyone a chance to get to know other members and play some games, as well. We'll meet at our usual virtual watering hole, Gathertown. Also, we'll have some of our members conduct a resume workshop.

More to come about this event!

Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gather.town


January 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022


Rafal Los – Podcaster of Down the Security Rabbithole

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February 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022


Dr. Baljeet Malhotra – Application Security Workshop

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Holiday Social


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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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions and opportunities

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Member Contributions

Educational Training

Upcoming Presenters

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

October Monthly Meeting

Bernardo Vasquez - Advisory CISO - Palo Alto Networks - Video

October Cyber Careers Panel - Cybersecurity Challenges - 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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