Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Welcome to the ISC2 New Jersey Chapter's March 2024 Issue!

Our goal is to provide the cybersecurity community with monthly New Jersey Chapter news, upcoming events and initiatives, as well as timely and relevant articles from our dedicated member volunteers.

Special thanks to Sharon Kelley and Patricia Guroff for supporting this month's publication!

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

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Ken's Korner

Ken's Corner

I thought last month we were busy with our hugely successful Cyber Pathways initiative, but it seems that April we will be even busier!

With the weather getting nicer, our Chapter is jumping head first into Spring with a roar!

We have so many events this month, it's very hard to keep up with them. Besides our normal monthly virtual events, we have two major social events, our community service day event (ISC2gether Day) at the Community Food Bank and an InfraGard event, as well.

Special thanks to Jay Ferron for his amazing talk at our last monthly meeting on the latest revision of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

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Event Recap

Cyber Pathways

The ISC2 New Jersey Chapter wrapped up its first Cyber Pathways initiative last week, which was a 3-week program where over 25 seasoned professionals volunteered their time after work to talk about their area of expertise with other members.

Topics ranged from SOC Analyst, Sales Engineer, Application Security, GRC, Third Party Risk Management, and so many more. This initiative turned out to be so much better than expected, because we kept getting experienced members to volunteer their time.

Kudos to Bryon Singh for organizing this event with his phenomenal team: Derek Allen, SSCP, David “Ola” Komolafe, CISSP, Sammy Cordero and Pradeep Nerupati.

Due to popular demand, we are definitely planning to have this event again in the Fall.

Special thanks to all of our volunteers! Preethi Amurthur, Fritzgerald Alexis, Khürt Williams, Sharon Kelley, Aaron Ferraro, Adnan Rafique CISM/CDPSE, Carlo Balmaceda MBA, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CGRC, CCSP, David Moalem, Christopher Callahan, Douglas Reagan, David Garibaldi, CISSP, CCSP, Rupesh Shirke, CISSP, Daniel Greenhaus, Debra Price, CISSP, Sanina Shen, CISSP,PMP,CISA,CGEIT,CRISC,CISM,CDPSE,LBBP, Christopher Lajiness - CISSP, Mareena Verghese - CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CDPSE, Alessandra 💻 Perotti, Dr. Irene Kopaliani CCISO, Michael LeBlanc, Joshua Silberman, Richard Mendoza, Mayur Rele CCISO, CISA, John Linkowsky, CISSP and Senthil C., CCSP, CIPT.

See below for some attendee comments:

“Covered every aspect of cyber. Presentation and Q&A great mix. So much talent expertise and advice, very inspiring.”

“Opportunity to hear different professionals and their experiences. Great fireside style chats.”

“So many mentees take valuable input from mentors, and many great questions are asked after the presentation on the topic is done.”

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Incident Response Tabletop Exercise Recap

On March 20th, ISC2 New Jersey Chapter and the New Jersey State Bar Association held its first joint cybersecurity incident response tabletop exercise workshop at Lowenstein Sandler LLP.

During this two-hour workshop, we discussed some important elements of an incident response policy, how to read a cyberinsurance policy, and understand the latest SEC rules, and state / federal regulations.

It was a sold out event with amazing panelists: Michelle Schaap, Kimberly Parson - Member NY, NJ, PA Bars, Trina L Glass, Morgan Jones, CIPP/US/E, CIPM, PLS and myself as moderator.

Big shout out to our facilitators: Ivy Orecchio, Edwin A. Brockner, FIP, CISSP-ISSAP and Alex Waintraub.

This event would not have been possible without our fantastic sponsors, Rapid7 and Optiv! We were very appreciative, especially since the food was so good.

Looking forward to doing this again, next year!

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NJIT Capture The Flag Event

On March 23rd, over 1,100 participants took part in the 4th annual JerseyCTF competition. ISC2 New Jersey Chapter was one of the sponsors this year. The competition included presentations and panels with industry and government speakers, with divisions for students and open participants. JerseyCTF has grown from a local Newark, NJ event to one in which teams from around the world compete for prizes.

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Shout Outs

Upcoming Events

Spring Bowling Event - SOLD OUT

Break out your bowling shirt, choose your lucky bowling ball and join us for a frame or two at our April 9th bowling event at Bowlero.

This SOLD OUT event is sponsored by Acronis.

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Spring Happy Hour - April 17 - SOLD OUT

Join us for a night of fun! Play a round or have a round at our April 17 happy hour.

We'll be practicing our swings at Topgolf in Edison NJ on April 17th from 6-8pm!

Sponsored by Rapid7 and zscaler

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ISC2gether Day 2024 - Community FoodBank of New Jersey - SOLD OUT

Our community service day for 2024 at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who have registered!

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal Road #1, Hillside, NJ 07205

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ISC2 New Jersey Chapter May 2024 Meeting

Speaker: David Hutchens
Topic: The Storytelling Leader

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event

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SAVE THE DATE - NY Metro Joint Cybersecurity Conference - October 10th, 2024

NY Metro Joint Cybersecurity Conference.

The 2024 NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference will be held on October 10th, celebrating our 11th year featuring keynotes, panels and sessions aimed at educating everyone on the various aspects of information security and technology. Workshops featuring in-depth extended classroom-style educational courses to expand your knowledge and foster security discussions will take place the same day.

Call for Speakers


Volunteer Opportunities

Be an active part of our community!

Discord Volunteer, sign up here.

SECON volunteers, sign up here.

Education Committee volunteers, sign up here.

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Current Initiatives

Join Our Discord Server!

We now have roughly 500 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. Looking for a job or for some advice on bettering yourself on the job? Find it here!

Our Discord Server is a dynamic hub for job seekers, offering firsthand job opportunities in various IT and Cyber positions from chapter members. It's also a resource for members seeking internships, aiming to enhance their skill sets, or wanting to share resumes for reviews and feedback (including interview skills assistance). In addition to our website and newsletter, we announce upcoming events through Discord Server notifications. You'll receive regular reminders, so you won’t miss out on our engaging events! Moreover, our mentorship program is hosted on Discord, facilitating interaction with mentors during your cohort.

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.

We are looking for volunteers to help make Discord a better and fun place. Please reach out to Bryon Singh at bryon@isc2chapternj.org with ideas or ping him on Discord!

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

Upcoming Presenters

Notable Cybersecurity Events

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

Board of Directors

ISC2 New Jersey Chapter 2024 Board of Directors

Ken Fishkin - President@isc2chapternj.org

Mallik Prasad - Secretary@isc2chapternj.org

Priyanka De Abrew - Treasurer@isc2chapternj.org

Education Chair:
John Linkowsky - Education@isc2chapternj.org

Co-Membership Chair:
Sharon Kelley - Sharon@isc2chapternj.org

Co-Membership Chair:
Samantha Snellen - Samantha@isc2chapternj.org

Co-Communications Chair:
Tran Cheung - Communications@isc2chapternj.org

Co-Communications Chair:
Bryon Singh - Bryon@isc2chapternj.org

Co-Mentorship Chair:
Matthew Lang - Mentoring@isc2chapternj.org

Co-Mentorship Chair:
Adam Shuren - Adam@isc2chapternj.org

Events Planner:
Marie Ivanov - marie@isc2chapternj.org

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