Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's June 2022 issue!

Special shoutout to Andrew Haratine for putting this issue together!

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

Ken's Korner

We hit our 10 year anniversary this month and it made me reflect on all the work that was put into this organization before I got involved. The previous Board members and many, many volunteers had really created something unique for the local cybersecurity community. I am so glad that one of our founding members, Niloufer Tamboly is still active after all of these years.

Looking forward to continuing what she started with our current Board members, Tran Cheung, Priyanka De Abrew, John Manley, Jose Lagdameo Jr. and Mallik Prasad.

We are going to start developing some new programs in the months to come and I hope you can volunteer and be a part of the development process, as we continue to grow and learn from each other.

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Welcome Aboard!

Picnic Recap

(ISC)² New Jersey Chapter - June Picnic Recap

Our spring picnic this was a huge success! Luckily, the weather held up and we had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. This was our biggest turnout so far!

Click here for photos from the event.

We can't wait till our next one!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this event so memorable.

Marie Ivanov, Tran Cheung, Sharon Kelley, Mallik Prasad, Katherine Morris, Sanina Shen, Aneta Klepacka, Luisa Cassanello, Nancy E. Jean-Charles, Mohamed Brahim, Giovanni Mercado, Marcelo Ignacio, Yolanda Baker, Adam Shuren and Prabhakar Kori

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Upcoming Events

August 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Learn about other local cybersecurity organizations

WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity)
Meghan Jacquot - WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate President

Dave Christensen - NJ President of Infragard
Jennifer Gold - NY Metro President of Infragard
David Solano - Past NY Metro President of Infragard

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September 2022 - Picnic

Picnic is coming back, so save the date!

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: TBD
Location: Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ

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September 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2022


Arthur Hedge - Co-founder of Castle Ventures

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions and Opportunities

We have the following volunteer positions and opportunities available:

September Picnic Committee - Click here become a volunteer for (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's September Picnic Committee.

Rookie Committee - Click here to become a Rookie Committee volunteer.

Not sure what you can offer but want help?

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

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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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Member Contributions

Upcoming Presenters

Richard Dor, CISSP, CISM, CCAK, PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Certified Senior Lead Auditor, Information Security & GRC Consultant

Richard Dor is a highly motivated and resourceful Information Security & GRC Consultant with 15 years of experience designing, building, managing, auditing, and certifying secure and resilient information systems and security programs for both on-prem and cloud environments. He currently works as a Sr. GRC Consultant at Pivot Point Security, Inc.

When Richard is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. Richard also likes reading, traveling, connecting with people, and studying for the next certification exam.

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Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

June Monthly Meeting

See below for last month's meeting recordings and presentations:

Speaker Rahul Bhardwaj:


Speaker David Spark:


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Deadline for Newsletter Submission

Our next issue comes out on July 31st

Submit your news by July 24th 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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