Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

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

Sending you all our warmest wishes for the new year!
Newsletter Committee

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

Ken's Korner

Message from the President

We ended this year on a great note, as our 1st International Chapter Conference and Holiday Dinner were huge successes! SECON International will definitely be coming back next year.

I am so looking forward to planning and attending all of next year's events and I hope you will consider joining one of our many event committees in 2023. It is extremely rewarding to help our community grow and a great way to meet your peers on a more personal level.

I hope you enjoy our final issue of our newsletter of 2022, as we now have reached 1400 subscribers!

I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

Ken Fishkin  

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome New and Renewed Chapter Members!

Thomas Mazzone, Frank Kianos, Kristi Jardin, Harry Caskey, Randall Palmer, Michael Fernandes, Peter Thermos, Bryan Bethelmy, Andrew Ellsweig, Gary Petrewski, Nicole Thomas and Andrew Griffiths from Jamaica!

Note for all potential members: Click here to watch a special video from our Welcoming Committee. In this video, they discuss why they love being a member of our chapter. Special thanks to Sammi Fishkin for producing this video!


SECON International Conference Recap

Holiday Dinner Recap

Happy Hour Recap

Trivia Night Recap

We had to throw in one more event this month, since we didn't have our usual monthly meeting. Trivia Night - JEOPARDY! style was a lot of fun. For those that missed it, see how well you would have done by clicking here! We’ll have some more next year, since everyone seemed to enjoy it.

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Upcoming Events

February 2023 - Meeting Agenda

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

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 opportunities available:

Click here to volunteer for our planning committee for the SECON 2023 conference (scheduled for June 1, 2023).

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

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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Jumpstart Mentorship Program (JuMP)

The mission of the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's JuMPstart mentorship program is to connect cyber security professionals together to make and establish long lasting professional relationships that are mutually fulfilling. This includes mature cyber security professionals, students, career changers or anyone looking to grow!

For more information about the JuMP program, click here.

We are excited to share we are finishing up our November/December session and starting our January session in the New Year! This is our 4th Series of our mentoring program and it is running October 2022 through February 2023.

Over the coming months our mentors and mentees will be busily scheduling to meet each other and making wonderful connections that contribute to making this chapter what it is.

We have expanded our committee to include Ralph Migliore and we are incorporating him into the operations and planning of the mentorship items. As a committee we have been making sure all the mentorship participants have the information needed to help make meaningful connections. As always we will be requesting feedback to make sure we can implement changes that improve and match our members' needs.

If you have any questions or want to know more information about the JuMP program, please reach out to the Mentoring Committee at mentoring@isc2chapternj.org. To make sure you are not missing any emails from the program, please also add mentoring@isc2chapternj.org to your contact list to allow our communications to make it through your inbox filters.

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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

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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