Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

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

Special shoutout to Derek Allen 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

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Ken's Korner

Message from the President

Mostly by word of mouth now, our community is growing by leaps and bounds, as we barrel ahead towards reaching 400 members by the end of the year!

Earlier this month, most of our Board went to the (ISC)2 Security Congress to accept our award for being the #1 Chapter in North America. Thanks for our Board members, volunteers and active members, I couldn't be any prouder of our outstanding achievements!

For me, the highlight was not accepting the award, but it was building deeper connections with my fellow Board members and meeting chapter leaders from all over the world. I felt so welcomed by the larger cybersecurity community that week, it made me realize that we all have similar challenges and goals and that need to learn from each other in order to improve and grow.

Click here for some fun pics of us at the conference.

On a side note, we have some exciting news for those attending the Holiday Dinner.

Thank you all for your continued support as a member of this chapter!

Ken Fishkin  

Welcome Aboard!

Happy Hour Recap

Happy Hour Recap

See photo of smiling faces from our members at our latest Happy Hour event that didn't want to leave! We had over 40 members attend this memorable event at The Brown Stone this month. For more pics, click here.

Thank you, Votiro for sponsoring three Happy Hour events for us this year, as well as our future International Chapter Conference!

Happy Hour - Sponsored by Votiro  

Upcoming Events

2023 Monthly Meetings

We have scheduled some great speakers already for 2023!

January Meeting – 1/26
Rob Bruder - NJCCIC Chief Operations Officer at State of New Jersey
Narayanan Subramaniam - Senior Manager QA at Uptycs

February Meeting – 2/23
Oliva Rose - Board of Directors at Cyversity
Matthew Wilson - Head of Security Operations & Incident Response at Dun & Bradstreet

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions and Opportunities

We have the following volunteer positions and opportunities available:

Volunteers for our International Conference - Click here

Not sure what you can offer but want help?

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

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Holiday Social

Current Initiatives

Join Our Discord Server!

We now have over 200 members on our Discord Server!

By adding a Discord server to the mix of our communication tools, we now have real-time collaboration between our members 24/7.

For those members that want to communicate on a variety of topics between meetings using Discord, just send Ken an email at president@isc2chapternj.org to get the link.

The members of the Discord Committee are Bryon Singh, Tran Cheung, Giovanni Mercado, John Linkowsky , Krishna Nekkalapudi, Matthew Lang, Michael LeBlanc, Nikunj Shah, Brett Smith and Saurabh Sagdeo.

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Educational Training

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

October Monthly Meeting

See below for last month's meeting recordings:
Brian Barnier and Prachee Kale- Think.Design.Cyber.

Nehal Mehta and Dhaval Shah - Rainbow Secure

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Deadline for Newsletter Submission

Our next issue comes out on November 20th!

Submit your news by Sunday, November 13th 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

Mentorship Chair:
Matthew Lang

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