Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from Newsletter Committee

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's January 2023 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.

Special shout-out to Andrew Haratine for putting this issue together and Gio Mercado for editing all of our recordings every month!

We invite you to send any comments or suggestions to communications@isc2chapternj.org.

We hope your 2023 is off to a great start!
Newsletter Committee

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

Ken's Korner

Ken's Korner

Our organization is running like a well-oiled machine now, thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers. I cannot believe that we are now close to having 400 members in this Chapter and have expanded way beyond our New Jersey borders.

Our challenges that we face now are to ensure that we continue delivering high-quality events and programs, while adding new events and initiatives, such as our upcoming scholarship program!

I wish you all a great year of gaining knowledge, learning new skills and building lasting relationships!

Cheers to a bright new year!


Ken Fishkin  

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome New and Renewed Chapter Members!

Andrew Griffiths, Cal Hines, Jack Klaas, Riham Attalla, Ileata Cooper, Kristy Peters, Paul Forlini, Damilola Jibowu, Dharshanand Lackraj, Lisa Kurucz, George Nyeki, Jermaine Bethune, Frederick Valenzuela, Tucker Drake, Dilshan Lasantha, Elana Margolis, Rahul Bajpai, Frederick Jefferson, Greg Gonzalez, Jacob Mollin, Brandon Owens, Tzedek Gilmore, Moryka Brown, Jonathan Gonzalez and Ashish Gupta.

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!


Upcoming Events

March 2023 Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Gather.town)

Scott Goodwin – PKF O’Conner Davies – CMMC update

Roundtable discussions will also be held at Gathertown.

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SECON New Jersey 2023 - Save the Date!

The (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter, ISACA NJ Chapter, and Kean University are proud to announce our annual conference, SECON 2023, to be held at Kean University in Union, NJ on June 1, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A virtual option is also available for those that are not in the NJ area or cannot attend in-person.

Event: SECON 2023
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kean University, 1075 Morris Avenue, NJCSTM/STEM Building, Union, NJ 07083
Virtual Location: gather.town

We are currently seeking sponsors and volunteers for day of event!

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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

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 4th Series of our mentoring program from October 2022 through February 2023.

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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Join Our Discord Server!

We now have over 250 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

January 2023 Monthly Meeting

See below for January 2023 meeting recording and presentation:

Rob Bruder (NJCCIC)'s presentation: Recording

Narayanan Subramaniam's Presentation: Recording; Presentation

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SECON International 2022 Recordings

Below are recordings of all presentations for each track of the SECON International 2022:

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4

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Board of Directors

(ISC)² New Jersey Chapter 2023 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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