Editor-in-Chief: Tran Cheung
Editor's Notes for Issue #7
Issue #7 is brought to you by the newly minted Newsletter Committee! Joining with me in supporting our Chapter's monthly newsletter are members, Andrew Haratine and Andrew Wong.
Additional thanks to the contributing author, Disney Paul, for another great monthly issue!
We would love to hear your feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the content of our monthly newsletter. Please send them to email@example.com.
Message From The President
Our membership continues to grow at an exponential rate. We have grown over 200% since last October! We are now building a great team to keep our organization's operations running smoothly, so if you can volunteer some of your time, please reach out to me.
This month, we had the honor of Marene Allison, CISO of Johnson & Johnson be one of our guests at our (ISC)² Chapter meeting. She shared with our members some fascinating stories on how she tackled a variety of security challenges throughout her extensive career.
Afterwards, Jason Starr and William Mendez from Cyzen, treated our members with a detailed and interactive session on the art and science of penetration testing. It was a very thorough introduction for those who were new to the field.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at SECON 2021!
Public Speaking Workshop - MEMBERS ONLY
This event is only open to (ISC)² NJ Chapter members
Date: Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Click here to register.
- Conducted by Steven Santamorena, Arthur Hedge, and Ken Fishkin
NJ Security Conference (SECON) 2021
NJ SECON 2021 conference is now a joint effort with the NJ Chapter of ISACA
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Before you attend, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to watch John Manley's SECON Tutorial to familiarize with the conference's platform!
Conference is free for (ISC)² NJ Chapter members and $10 for non-members.
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
Bonus - NYU representatives will be discussing their affordable Cybersecurity Masters program.
Thanks to the support of our new sponsors, this conference is being offered as a free event to our members. We encourage you to visit their booths.
- Intelligence Services Group (ISG)
- Beyond Trust
- Cloud Range
- Sentinel One
- ViewDS Identity Solutions
CLICK HERE to register for this event!.
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
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
August 2021 Meeting Agenda
NJ Chapter August 2021 Meeting will be held on Thursday, 8/26/2021.
Joseph Perry - Director Of Education at Tetra Defense
If you are interested in presenting at this meeting, please reach out to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2021 Meeting Agenda
NJ Chapter September 2021 Meeting will be held on Thursday, 9/30/2021.
Raymond Blaine – Director of Cyber Research Center for West Point
Incident Response Workshop – Conducted by Boston Consulting Group
New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Coalition (NYMJCSC) - 2021 Conference & Workshop
The 2021 NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference will take place virtually on October 14th followed by a workshop on the 15th. NYMJCSC is now in its eighth year; featuring a keynote and sessions aimed at various aspects of information security and technology.
NYMJCSC will include several online workshops on October 15th featuring in-depth extended hands-on classroom-style educational courses to expand your knowledge and foster security discussions.
If you're interested in presenting at the conference, please reach out to Ken Fishkin at email@example.com.
Volunteer Positions and opportunities
- August meeting - Speaking opportunities at member meetings / Round Table discussions
- Want to be a mentor? Please reach out to Ken Fishkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Not sure what you can offer, but want to help grow and improve our organization? Please reach out to Ken Fishkin at email@example.com.
Understanding Open Agent Policy
Our very prolific writer, Disney Paul has published another article for our latest newsletter, that discusses how using an open source policy engine can improve the security of your Cloud-based applications.
Continue reading click here.
Peter Thermos - President & CTO of Palindrome Technologies
Peter has over 20+ years of experience in Information Security and Assurance providing consulting to leading commercial organizations and conducting security research for US government organizations. As CTO of Palindrome Technologies, he is working as a subject matter expert with customers in several industry sectors including Local Government (e.g., Law Enforcement, Municipalities and Utilities), Telecommunication, Energy, Financial and Healthcare, in securing Enterprise Networks, Carrier-grade Networks and helping organizations secure emerging technologies including 5G, MEC, IMS-VoLTE, M2M, IoT and V2X.
Peter is the primary author of the book “Securing VoIP Networks” by Addison-Wesley and has been a speaker at various conferences (i.e. IEEE, ICIW, VoN, SANS, Blackhat, MIS InfoSec, ISSE) and has published research papers in academic and industry journals (i.e., IEEE, ACM, ISSA, IEC) and articles in trade magazines such as Information Security, ZDNET, Forbes, TechTarget and Wired. Furthermore, he has been the Co-Chair for IEEE CQR Workshop, IEEE World Forum IoT and committee member of ICCWS.
Peter holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY and he is a senior member of IEEE and member of IETF, ACM and ISSA.
Kathleen McGee - Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Kathleen is a highly accomplished technology and regulatory lawyer and former prosecutor with more than 17 years of experience in the public sector. Her practice has a dual focus on compliance and investigations.
At Lowenstein Sandler LLP, she previously served as technology and regulatory counsel for The Tech Group and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, with a focus on compliance and investigations, and is now currently a partner.
Kathleen holds a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University's School of Law. She is also a board member for the Tyler Rigg Foundation and EdReports.org.
Recordings and Slides From Prior Meeting
Video and content of our monthly meetings
April 29, 2021 meeting recordings:
Marene Allison - CISO at Johnson & Johnson
Cyzen - Intro to Pen Testing with demo
* Cyzen's PowerPoint slides
Please visit https://www.isc2chapternj.org/ to access previous meeting recordings.