Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

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

It's hard to believe that we've reached the end of 2021! We appreciate those of you who take the time to read our monthly publication. We hope our newsletters in 2022 will continue to provide the cybersecurity community with timely and relevant monthly New Jersey Chapter news, upcoming events and initiatives, and articles from our dedicated member volunteers.

We invite you to send any comments or suggestions to communications@isc2chapternj.org.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!
Newsletter Committee

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

Ken's Korner

Message from the President

We really finished strong this year and we have some unbelievable growth to be proud of:

  • Over 200 paid members / 50 student members
  • Published 12 newsletters with over 850 subscribers
  • Conducted 25 virtual events (including our public speaking workshop)
  • Coordinated 3 in-person events (picnics and holiday dinner)
  • Developed two mentorship programs (members and college students)
  • Held a virtual conference
  • Facilitated a CCSP study group
  • Provided educational classes
  • Partnered with NYU

With over 25 volunteers now, we are moving like a bullet train that can't slow down! Check out what we have already planned for next year!
We can always use more volunteers to make this community bigger and better!

Happy Holidays to all and we'll see you back again in 2022!

Ken Fishkin  

Chapter News

Welcome Aboard!

New Chapter Members!

Mark and Hadi are new members from Canada! We are going international now!

Naliny Cabrales, Edward Delin, Jayson Ferron, Ray Ortega, Richard Dor, Nelson Rivera, Dwayne Reid, Adnan Rafique, Gary Feinstein, Geovanny Pimentel, Jason Kou, Mark Hodges, Hadi Dehais and Mohamed Brahim

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Holiday Dinner Recap

Holiday Dinner - December 2021 Recap

We had such a great time at our Holiday Dinner at the Brown Stone this year! It was truly memorable and so needed during these isolating times. Check out some great photos from the event by clicking here. It was great catching up with old friends and meeting new members. BTW, the carrot cake was the dessert winner!

Special thanks to Jim Ambrosini and IGI CyberLabs for sponsoring this memorable event!

Thanks, Prabhakar for taking such great photos!

ISC2 New Jersey Chapter Holiday Dinner  

Upcoming Events

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

Volunteer Positions and Opportunities

We have the following volunteer positions and opportunities available:

Not sure what you can offer, but want to help grow and improve our organization? Please reach out to Ken Fishkin at president@isc2chapternj.org.

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Sister Chapter

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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Educational Training

CCSP Study Group

All (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter members are welcome to join us for this CCSP study group that will be held on a weekly basis, starting on December 4th.

6 week program (excluding holiday weekends)
Dates: Saturdays on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15 and 1/22
Time: 9-11am
Location: Online Event

Email Ken Fishkin to register for this study group that is already in progress. Previous recordings of the study group will be provided to you if you want to attend.

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Upcoming Presenters

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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