Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Notes from the Newsletter Committee

Welcome to the (ISC)² New Jersey Chapter's February 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 Derek Allen 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.

Newsletter Committee

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Ken's Korner

Message from the President

Even though it's been so cold this month, our Chapter has been extremely active.
In this month alone, we accomplished the following:

  • Broke our meeting attendance record, as we discussed the life of a CISO and the challenges of ChatGPT in Higher Education
  • Educated seniors on the latest Internet scams with NJ InfraGard
  • Achieved a new milestone of 400 Chapter members!

Coming this spring, we'll be offering (ISC)² exam scholarships to our members.

I'm so happy to see that this year is starting off spectacularly. Hope you can participate in some of our upcoming events!

Ken Fishkin  

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome New and Renewed Chapter Members!

Jonathan Gonzalez, Moryka Brown, Barbara Grant, Joe Santiago, Matt Gross, Miguel Angulo, Henry Middlezong, Miguel Jimenez, Rob Origlio, Ngozika Chikwendu, Dan Ingling, Franklin Pavon, Ryan Connolly, Alex Sharpe, Patricia Guroff, David Solano, Philipp Blume, and Nantiepe Kolani.

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!


New Initiatives

Educating Our Senior Community

This month, (ISC)2 New Jersey Chapter teamed up with NJ InfraGard to educate the SIlverwoods senior living center on how to protect themselves against the latest phone and internet scams through some fun reenactments.
Click here to watch Tran and Nat reenact a grandparent scam!

We’ll be asking for volunteers soon to help us educate other senior living centers.

Tran and Ken had the pleasure of working with InfraGard Board Members, Nat Jackson and Cochi Ho, as well as the FBI Coordinator for NJ InfraGard, Dustin Doyle and Special Agent - Elder Fraud Coordinator, Sean McCarthy.

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Chapter Scholarships!

This year, we will start giving out scholarships to those in financial need and meet our eligibility criteria.

While we are still working out the details for our scholarship program, eligible receipts would receive either a free (ISC)2 exam and/or a voucher to pay for the first year of your Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) towards (ISC)2's new "Certified in Cybersecurity" certification. (A $50 savings.)

If you would like to apply for a scholarship and are a NJ ISC2 Chapter member in good standing, please fill out this form.

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Upcoming Events

April 2023 Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Presenters: TBD

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions and Opportunities

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 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.

To learn more about this program, click here.

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Upcoming Presenters

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

February 2023 Monthly Meeting

See below for February 2023 meeting recordings:

Olivia Rose, former CISO at Amplitude and Mailchimp
ChatGPT and its impact on Higher Education


Olivia Rose - CISO & Owner, Rose CISO Group

Dr. Pauline Mosley - Pace University

Dr. Suman Kalia - St. Peter's University

Stan Mierzwa - Asst. Director, Kean University

Ed Moskal - Assoc. Professor, St. Peter's University

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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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