Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's January 2022 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 invite you to send any comments or suggestions to communications@isc2chapternj.org.

Newsletter Committee

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

Ken's Korner

Message from the President

Our chapter is really taking off this year with 250 members in 14 states as well as Canada, India and England! We picked up 40 new members in just the last month, mostly from word of mouth! Thank you everyone for spreading the word about our community.

Special thanks to Gio Mercado for his outstanding recruiting efforts!

January has been a very busy month for us as we had our our first joint event with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) NJ KnowledgeNet and we also just launched our first CISSP bootcamp with a class of 90 members!

This year, we are planning to have more in-person events, such as a Community Service Day, our upcoming SECON Conference at Kean University, picnics, a holiday dinner and maybe more!

The future for our community is very bright, with new initiatives for the year already emerging, such as our Rookie Academy!

As our momentum continues to grow at this rapid pace, we are always looking for volunteers in all areas. See below for some specific opportunities or reach out to me at president@isc2chapternj.org, if you are interested in volunteering.

Ken Fishkin  

Upcoming Events

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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April 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Panel: Members Tom Hunt, Déja Santana,Morris Nessim and Mark Schleisner will be sharing their success stories about how they landed their first cybersecurity job and the challenges they are currently facing.

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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:

Virtual Conference - Click here to become a virtual conference volunteer. We need a few members to help facilitate our SECON 2022 virtual conference.

Rookie Academy Committee - Click here to be part of a committee that will build a roadmap for our members that are new to the cybersecurity profession.

Not sure what you can offer but want help?

Please reach out to Ken Fishkin at president@isc2chapternj.org.

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Member Bios

Member Spotlight

Congratulations to Pavel Lekhanov and Frank Gladysz for passing the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) exam after participating in Priyanka's study group! Pavel also received his official CISSP certification.

Take a look at Pavel's funny mug shot!

Congratulations to Angel Cortez for his published article on Understanding Web Fuzzing for Ethical Hacking. Click here to read the article on Medium.com.

If you have an achievement that you would like us to share, please let us know. It can be a promotion, a new job, a new certification or a new baby. All milestones are welcome.

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Did You Know?

Fun Facts About our Chapter

Did you know that we have two members that are married?
Say hello to Nishtha Devgan and Arvin Bansal!

Did you know that we have a father/son team as members?
Please welcome Jacob and his father, Jonathan Cioffi to our chapter!

Did you know that we went international this month?

From India, welcome Kavitha Prabhakar!

From Canada, welcome Hadi Dehais and Mark Hodges!

From England, welcome Avadhesh Mishra!

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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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Upcoming Presenters

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

January Monthly Meeting

Materials from our joint January 12, 2022 Meeting with IAPP:
How Will You Respond During A Ransomware Attack? - part 1
and part 2

Recordings from our January 27, 2022 Meeting:
Thomas Ryan
Rafal Los

Click here to access previous meeting recordings.

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Deadline for Newsletter Submission

Our next issue comes out on February 27

Submit your news by February 20th to make it into next month's newsletter!

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Board of Directors

(ISC)² New Jersey Chapter 2022 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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