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 communications@isc2chapternj.org.

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Ken's Korner

Message From The President

Hello Everyone!

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!



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Upcoming Events

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.


Joseph Perry - Director Of Education at Tetra Defense

If you are interested in presenting at this meeting, please reach out to Ken at president@isc2chapternj.org.

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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

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Volunteer Opportunities

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 president@isc2chapternj.org.
  • Not sure what you can offer, but want to help grow and improve our organization? Please reach out to Ken Fishkin at president@isc2chapternj.org.
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Member Contributions

Upcoming Presenters

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.

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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.

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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.

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