Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's November 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 are celebrating one year anniversary of the Newsletter Committee and welcoming our newest committee member: Derek Allen!

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

Tran Cheung, Andrew Haratine, Andrew Wong, and Derek Allen  

Ken's Korner

Message from the President

As we start wrapping up this year with our final edition for 2021, we have reached an unbelievable milestone by becoming a 200 member community! This includes our member, Pranith, who watched our meeting while on a flight!

I am so proud of the progress we have made over the last year and we are all benefitting from the fruits of our labor. It brings me such joy to see our members starting to form deeper relationships and helping each other out in new and unexpected ways. I can't wait to see what our progress will be at the end of 2022!

Ken Fishkin  

Upcoming Events

December 2021 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gather.town (link to event will be provided after registration)

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.

For those who are not familiar with the virtual platform Gathertown, please click here to learn how to interact in it.

Click here to register for the event!

For this event, we need experienced resume reviewers at our resume workshop. Please sign up here if you would like to volunteer.

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January 2022 - Joint Meeting with IAPP

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (tentative)
Time: 6-8pm
Location: TBD (will be hybrid)

Panel with FBI, Forensics Expert and Ken Fishkin - “Preparing for the worst – A candid discussion about handling a ransomware attack.”

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January 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022


Rafal Los – Podcaster of Down the Security Rabbithole
Thomas Ryan – Social Engineering

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February 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022


Dr. Baljeet Malhotra – Application Security Workshop

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March 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022


Scott Zimmerman – Optiv – The art and science of network forensics
Mark Musone – CTO at DataSure24 - A deep dive into the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

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SECON 2022 Conference

Save the date!

Security Conference (SECON) 2022 will be held on May 11, 2022 from 9am- 4pm.

We just confirmed a representative from CISA to attend!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service Day!

We are having our first Community Service Day at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

Date: Satuday, April 30, 2022
Time: 9am - 11am
Place: Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Location: 31 Evans Terminal Road #1, Hillside, NJ 07205

Click here to join in on the fun and support our local community!

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Holiday Social

Current Initiatives

NYU and (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter

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


Educational Training


Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

November Monthly Meeting

A Peek Into the World of an Incident Responder Alexander Waintraub
- Incident Response Lead - Arete
- Video

BISO Panel
Nicole Dove - BISO - WarnerMedia and Host of the Urban Girl Corporate World podcast
Jose Lagdameo Jr. - ASIA BISO / Director of Information Security - Prudential Financial
- Video

Click here 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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