Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

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

Special shoutout to Andrew Wong for putting this issue together and Gio Mercado for editing all of our recordings every month!

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

I am so proud of what we have accomplished this year so far and I can't wait to see what the second half of the year brings us. We have so many educational / social events and programs lined up, it's getting very hard to keep track of all of them!

I'm especially excited about how well our JuMP mentorship program is maturing and I can't wait to see how our Rookie Academy takes off. For both of these programs, we will be partnering with other organizations to give additional tools to our junior members that are unsure of which path to pursue in the vast field of cybersecurity.

These programs reinforce the old adage, a rising tide lifts all boats!

Ken Fishkin  

Chapter News

Upcoming Events

October 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale – Founders of Think.Design.Cyber.

Nehal Mehta and Dhaval Shah – Founders of Rainbow Secure

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November 2022 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

ISO 27001 Masterclass (Part 2 of 2)

Richard Dor - Senior GRC and Information Security Consultant at Pivot Point Security

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International (ISC)² Chapter Conference - Registration and Call for Papers!

We'll be hosting our 1st International (ISC)² Chapter Conference!

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Gather.town
Cost: FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

Click here, if you are interested in presenting.

Click here, if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities.

The conference committee consists of leaders from the following chapters: Greece, Israel, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Uganda

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions and Opportunities

We have the following volunteer positions and opportunities available:

Click here to assist in facilitating an (ISC)² study group
We need a few volunteers to organize a study group for either the CISSP, CCSP, or another popular (ISC)² exam.

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

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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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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Arthur Hedge, CISSP, Co-founder, Castle Ventures Corporation - Information Security Consulting

Arthur Hedge is the Co-founder and President of Castle Ventures Corporation, a cybersecurity consulting organization and the leading Varonis optimization firm in the US. Castle Ventures specializes in security systems integration and is a premier partner of Varonis Systems, Forescout, ObserveIT, Micro Focus ArcSight, Digital Guardian, , Vectra, and others, delivering you visibility about your data to make informed security decisions.

Arthur has over 25 years of consulting experience in the Information Technology field with both privately held and publicly traded firms. Before starting Castle Ventures in 2002, he was an executive with several technology consulting firms.

Mr. Hedge is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Arthur holds the CISSP certification and an MCP with a focus on SharePoint. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including ISACA, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Mr. Hedge serves as a mentor for Columbia University’s Technology Management program.

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Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

August Monthly Meeting

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

Interview with InfraGard NJ and NY leaders:

InfraGard Fact Sheet
InfraGard Membership Information

Speaker Meghan Jacquot:

Presentation Slides

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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

Mentorship Chair:
Matthew Lang

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