DEFENDING NEW JERSEY'S DIGITAL DENSITY
The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) is the State's one-stop shop for cybersecurity information sharing, threat analysis, and incident reporting. A component organization within the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), the NJCCIC works to make the State of NJ more resilient to cyber attacks, to promote statewide awareness of local cyber threats and widespread adoption of best practices. Located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), and acting in a cyber fusion center capacity, the NJCCIC is comprised of members from NJOHSP, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).
SERVICE. We put our State and its citizens first, and we put Mission before self. We take pride in being timely, agile, and relevant.
TEAMWORK. We stand with and behind each other. We recognize that partnerships, both internal and external, are critical to achieving success. We cannot fulfill our Mission alone.
EXCELLENCE. We take great pride in the quality of our work. We do every task, every project, every initiative, to the best of our ability.
DIVERSITY. We strive to build a workforce that is as diverse as New Jersey’s citizenry. We pride ourselves on encouraging diversity of thought, perspective, and problem solving.
What We Do
Cybersecurity is a collective responsibility and New Jersey's digital density demands close and constant collaboration across sectors and industries. The goal is to promote shared and real-time awareness of cyber threat for New Jersey's citizens, local governments, businesses, and critical infrastructure owners and operators. The NJCCIC bridges the information divide between local, state, federal, public, and private sector institutions to reduce New Jersey's cyber risk and respond to emergent incidents.
Cyber Threat Analysis
The NJCCIC fuses technical and non-technical sources to analyze New Jersey's local cyber threat landscape and reduce the State's virtual vulnerabilities. In addition to cyber tips, alerts, and mitigation techniques, the NJCCIC produces sector-specific threat assessments. Our analysis correlates both historical and current data and reflects our collaborative relationship with local, state, federal, and industry partners.
We encourage our members and all New Jersey citizens and businesses to voluntarily report cyber incidents to the NJCCIC's Cyber Liaison Officers. Doing so will aid incident response and help us get ahead of the attacker's next move.
Who We Are
Security Engineering & Cyber Operations Bureau
Responsible for managing all aspects of information security engineering and daily operations of the State’s enterprise cybersecurity systems that allow NJCCIC to detect and defend against cyberattacks targeting NJ State government networks.
Cyber Threat Intelligence & Analysis Bureau
Responsible for fusing technical and non-technical sources to analyze New Jersey’s local cyber threat landscape and reduce the State’s virtual vulnerabilities. In addition to cyber tips, alerts, and mitigation techniques, the Bureau produces critical infrastructure sector-specific threat assessments, provides threat briefings, and information security training sessions.
Governance, Risk and Compliance Bureau
Responsible for assessing and managing the cybersecurity risk posture of the Executive Branch of NJ State Government through the NJCCIC’s proactive risk management services including vulnerability scanning, penetration tests, risk assessments, and security audits. The Bureau is responsible for the development and maintenance of the State’s Information Security Policies and Standards that establish the required behaviors and controls intended to protect the State’s information technology resources, secure personal information, and safeguard the privacy of individuals.
Responsible for the NJCCIC’s outreach efforts by providing relevant and timely threat intelligence, alerts, and best practices to New Jersey's citizens, businesses, government and nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions via the NJCCIC’s web and social media properties. They coordinate and conduct cybersecurity trainings and briefings and provide all NJCCIC member services.
Jared M. Maples
Jared Maples was named Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) by Governor Philip Murphy on April 17, 2018. In his role, he serves as the federally designated Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) to the Governor and is the Cabinet-level executive responsible for coordinating and leading New Jersey’s Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, and Emergency Preparedness efforts.
Director Maples joined NJOHSP in January 2016 as Director of the Division of Administration. The Division of Administration encompasses all information technology and security, human resources, facilities management, and financial activities for the Office, including oversight of millions of dollars in federal homeland security grant funding.
Prior to joining NJOHSP, Director Maples spent over a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a variety of leadership roles and previously worked at the US Department of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. As a seasoned intelligence officer, his career focused on executive strategy development and execution, organizational and operational change management, emergency operations response, internal security investigations and personnel protection in high threat environments. Director Maples was fortunate to travel around the world on behalf of the US Government, including many deployments to areas of active hostilities.
In 2014, Director Maples was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Government Employee Voluntary Investment Fund. As a Trustee, Director Maples and the rest of the Board maintain exclusive responsibility for the investment of nearly $300 million in assets across Growth, Aggressive, Index, and Income funds.
Director Maples serves as Chair of the NJ Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force (DSPTF) and is an Executive Member of the NJ Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Philadelphia Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Port of NY/NJ Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), and the Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel. Additionally, Director Maples is Co-Chair of the Statewide Public Safety Communications Commission and serves on the National Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC).
Director Maples holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, and an Associate’s degree from Valley Forge Military College.
Director of Cybersecurity and State CISO
Michael Geraghty is New Jersey's Chief Information Security Officer and the first Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center. Director Geraghty manages the day-to-day functions of the NJCCIC, the State’s central hub for cyber operations and resources.
Geraghty brings a wealth of public- and private-sector experience to this role, having served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial. Previously, Geraghty served 12 years with the New Jersey State Police, where he led the formation and development of the High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.
Geraghty has lectured extensively throughout the world on the topic of cybersecurity, high tech investigations and computer forensics, providing technical and investigative assistance to law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally, including the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Naval Intelligence, New Scotland Yard, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Service. He has provided expert testimony before Congress and in federal, state, and international courts on computer crime investigations and forensics. Geraghty is also a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association and has held leadership roles in the National Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime.
Geraghty earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College.
New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell
Regional Operations Intelligence Center
2 Schwarzkopf Dr., Ewing Township, NJ 08628
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) was created by executive order in 2006.
NJOHSP is led by Director Jared Maples who is appointed by the Governor and serves as a member of the governor’s cabinet and as the Governor's principal advisor on homeland security issues. The Director serves as Chair of the Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force, which was created by statute in 2001. (P.L. 2001, c. 246).
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) leads and coordinates New Jersey’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the State.
NJOHSP offers internships to a select group of applicants for college undergraduate juniors and seniors or graduate students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. These are part-time or full-time unpaid internships located in either our Hamilton or West Trenton office. All interns are assigned work assignments that are part of on-going projects at NJOHSP so that they experience having responsibility as well as contributing, just like our employees. In addition to this, they have an opportunity to attend various meetings, participate in question and answer sessions with NJOHSP experts, and attend field trips to enhance their learning experience. This internship is open to a wide variety of academic areas and offers experiences unlike any other internship while allowing interns to explore NJOHSP’s exciting career options. Students applying to the NJCCIC have the opportunity to intern within the following bureaus:
- Security Engineering & Cyber Operations (SECOPS) Bureau
- Cyber Threat Intelligence & Analysis Bureau
- Governance, Risk, and Compliance Bureau
- Partnerships Bureau
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for an internship, you must go through NJOHSP. Internship application and requirements can be found here.
Currently accepting applications for the Fall semester through August 3, 2018.