Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung

Welcome to the ISC2 New Jersey Chapter's April 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 Aaron Kraus and Patricia Guroff for supporting this month's publication!

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

ISC2 NJ Chapter Newsletter Committee  

Ken's Korner

Ken’s Corner

April was our busiest month ever for our chapter, as we had four major events: Bowling, Topgolf, ISC2gether Day and our Monthly Meeting! During the month of May, we will be planning the final details for our upcoming hybrid SECON NJ conference!

Hope to see you either at our upcoming picnic, conference or both!

Ken Fishkin  

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard!

This month we welcomed 18 new members. The chapter continues to expand its reach to security practitioners from around the world, including new members like Karthick from India and Nana from Ghana.

Great to meet you all and glad you joined us!

Leeor Shapira, Akshay Sekar Chandrasekaran, Wayne Roye, David Tortora, Scott Kinny, Gabe Morales, Emmanuel Zongo, Juan Rojas, Rabihu Hussein, Mandela Grant, Brian McHenry, Sunil Agarwal, Nana Yaw Boachie-Agyeman, Monroe Ingram, AhMaad Bryant, Chitra Chavda, and Karthick V G.

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

ISC2gether Volunteering Month

ISC2gether Day - Community FoodBank of New Jersey 2024

This month, the ISC2 New Jersey Chapter held its annual ISC2gether Day at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

Roughly 30 chapter members volunteered a few hours of their time to pack up 1,536 bags of pasta for people in need.

It was a great way to give back to our local community, while having fun doing it. Glad to be a part of such an amazing chapter!

Special thanks to Marie Ivanov, MBA, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE for coordinating this event and Alexandra Velez for her amazing photos.

Pics from the event can be found here.

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

Event Recap


What a huge turnout the ISC2 New Jersey Chapter had for its first Topgolf event! Lots of fun, good food and the weather held up!

It was also great to see more students start coming to our events, as well!

Special thanks to our sponsors Josiah Lung from Rapid7 and Cole Zugelder from Zscaler for supporting our community with this memorable event!

Extra special thanks to our Event Coordinator, Marie Ivanov, MBA, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE for arranging this event!

Pics from the event can be found here.

ISC2 NJ Chapter  


The ISC2 New Jersey Chapter had a great turnout at our first bowling event! Thank you Marie Ivanov, MBA, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE for coordinating this event with our new member/sponsor Andrew Lascar from Acronis! It was a lot of fun and I’m glad no one took a picture of my score!

Pics from the event can be found here.

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

Shout Outs


Congrats to our members who passed the CISSP exam! Yash Kothiya was also one of our exam scholarship winners. Reginald passed with the help of our CISSP study group!

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

Upcoming Events

No June 2024 Meeting

June Meeting Note: There will be no meeting in June, since SECON is scheduled for that month. Please use the link above under the SECON New Jersey 2024 section to register. See you there (virtually or in person)!

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

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 volunteers, sign up here.

SECON volunteers, sign up here.

Education Committee volunteers, sign up here.

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

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.

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

Educational Training

Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting

April 2024 Monthly Meeting Recap!

Speaker: Thaddeus Johnson

Speaker: David Garibaldi

ISC2 NJ Chapter  

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

ISC2 NJ Chapter