Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Issue 4 Contributors:

The primary purpose of our newsletter is to provide our members with the latest NJ Chapter news, upcoming events and especially timely and relevant articles from our dedicated member volunteers. I would like to thank Ken Fishkin and the contributing authors for another great monthly issue.

This month's contributors:
Andrew Haratine
Disney Paul
Mark Schleisner

I am looking forward to see new content contribution from our members in future newsletters.

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Ken's Korner

Message From The President

We had another fantastic meeting this month! Our members were introduced to a volunteer program that addresses the cybersecurity workforce gap issue. We learned from Frank Cicio, CEO of iQ4, and Alex Abramov, past President of ISACA NY, on how we can mentor students that are enrolled in IQ4's cybersecurity apprenticeship program.

Afterwards, Alfonso Yi, the Data Privacy Officer for a Fortune 500 global luxury brand, gave us a very informative session on the history of Data Privacy and walked us through how complicated and challenging the landscape has become.

For those that weren't able to attend, please refer to the YouTube links at the bottom of this newsletter.

I want to thank all of our speakers for their time and effort for providing our members with a memorable event. It was well received by everyone!

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Chapter News

Upcoming Events

April 2021 Meeting Agenda

NJ Chapter April 2021 Meeting will be held on Thursday 4/29/2021.


Jason Starr and Will Mendez from CyZen - Planning and performing a penetration test
Marene Allison - Chief Information Security Officer at Johnson & Johnson

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NJ Social Engineering Conference (SECON) 2021

NJ SECON 2021 conference is now a joint effort with ISACA NJ

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time: 5-9pm
Location: A very unique and humorous virtual experience

Confirmed Speakers:

Jared Maples – Director of NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Sajed “Saj” Naseem – CISO of NJ Courts and Adjunct Professor St. Johns University and Rachael Rakoski – Managing Partner at XPAN Law Partners

James McQuiggan - Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, College Professor, (ISC)2 Chapter President (Central Florida)

Stan Mierzwa - Managing Assistant Director, Lecturer, Center for Cyber Security at Kean University, Department of Criminal Justice

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June 2021 Meeting Agenda

NJ Chapter June 2021 Meeting will be held on Thursday 6/24/2021.

Kathleen McGee – Partner at Lowenstein Sandler – White Collar Criminal Defense Practice
Peter Thermos – Founder, President of Palindrome Technologies

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July 2021 Meeting Agenda

NJ Chapter July 2021 Meeting will be held on Thursday 7/29/2021.

Mike Wilkes – Chief Information Security Officer / Adjunct Professor - Security Scorecard
Fernando Leitao – Director at Mastercard Data & Services – Risk management quantification

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August 2021 Meeting Agenda

NJ Chapter August 2021 Meeting will be held on Thursday 8/26/2021.


This will be a member speaking event. If you are interested in presenting at this meeting, please reach out to Ken at president@isc2chapternj.org.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Positions and opportunities

  • Newsletter contributor – submission date is March 20th
  • Education committee – hard and soft skills
  • Speaking opportunities at member meetings

If you're interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please reach out to Ken Fishkin at president@isc2chapternj.org.

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Member Contributions

Upcoming Presenters

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

Video of our monthly meetings

February 25, 2021 meeting recordings:

Alfonso Yi

Please visit https://www.isc2chapternj.org/ to access previous meeting recordings.

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