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Dear Members,

Last month, I’ve shared with you our new Strategic Planning process we’d implemented beginning the Chapter year. This month, I would like to share how we’ve transformed the Board governance and inner workings of the Board.


The transformation was based on two broad principles:

  • Decentralization of the decision making / Empowerment of the Committee Chairs / Increase of the Chair accountability for the outcomes.
  • Breaking silos between the Committees / Creation of common processes / Centralization of authority over the common processes.

Here are some details of how it works:

  • We’ve consolidated accountability for the Chapter image and branding under the 1st Vice President Karen Alexander. Karen is working with Corresponding Secretary Farid Kader on delivering effective and consistent messaging via website, newsletter and social media channels. Farid is overseeing and administering all our media platforms.
  • We’ve assigned responsibility for all Chapter operations to the 2nd Vice President Raisa Serebrenik. Raisa has oversight of all Chapter operating Committees: Membership, Education, Certification and is working on consistent event and class registration management; procurement and approval of all supplier contracts; common contact and contract repository.
  • We’ve created a role of a Chapter Risk Officer and appointed Wei Tschang, Recording Secretary, to support it. Wei is responsible for chapter insurance; physical and digital asset controls.
  • Recognizing importance of Cyber Security Education, we’ve appointed Farid Kader to the role of Chapter Cyber Security Education Leader. In this role Farid will provide CSX-Foundation training for Chapter members; provide cyber security awareness updates to the Board, newsletter, and website; collaborate with the operating committees in producing cyber security awareness-themed events.

To facilitate Board development and accountability, we’ve connected every Director with a Chapter Officer. This arrangement helps to build closer relationships and interaction between the Board members and to provide help and advice when needed.

The Board, Officers, and I are interested in your thoughts about the Chapter work and are looking forward hearing your ideas and the ways you would like to contribute to the Chapter and the profession.

Alexander Abramov,

President 2017-2019



North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit -
October 17, 2017

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit - October 17, 2017. This premier cybersecurity event for senior management, board directors, and technology professionals will deliver insights to a secure digital business future.   The comprehensive agenda addresses the latest threats, and strategies for governance, risk management, and auditing.  Registration and information.


Membership Events

Fall Membership Meeting  - October 30, 2017

Join us for the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter's Fall Membership Meeting.  This event is 2 CPE credit eligible and features a presentation by Grant Schneider, Active Federal CISO and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy National Security Council.

Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure


The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

 For future membership events, visit the membership tab.


Education Opportunities

Data Privacy for IT Auditors and Security Professionals - September 13 -14, 2017 - This is a two-day seminar, combining lecture with a hands-on, case study based workshop that introduces I.T. Auditors and Information Security Professionals to the principles, practices, legislation and governance of Personal Information Privacy.  It includes standards, methodology and audit and review techniques for both business and Information Technology resilience and recoverability.  Registration and information.

Other training classes offered by the Chapter are listed here.


2017 International Conference on Cyber Security

International Conference On Cyber Security - January 8th to January 11th 2018- ICCS 2018 is a four-day event featuring more than 60 unique lectures from keynote, distinguished, plenary, and parallel speakers who will discuss emerging technologies, operations and enforcement, and real life experiences. ICCS 2018 presents exceptional opportunities to meet and talk with some of the greatest cybersecurity experts in the world.  Registration and information.

Learn more at the ICCS 2018 Insider Threat Panel, to be moderated by Ed Stroz, co-founder and president of Stroz Friedberg, LLC (an Aon Company). Joining him on the panel will be Lonny Anderson, former director of operations for the National Security Agency; Rick Howard, chief security officer for Palo Alto Networks; and noted psychologist Eric Shaw, Ph.D.

The International Conference on Cyber Security 2018 registration fee is $895 per person. The LEW and CST workshops cost an additional $75 each. Select New York City hotel rates are available. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. The conference will sell out, so register early! 

Check out 
iccs.fordham.edu for additional conference details and updated information. 

Fall 2017 Certification Exam Review Classes

  Discounted registration price ends on September 25, 2017 at 9PM.

 The late registration will be closed on October 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm. 


CISA Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar) - (3 days) Sunday, October 22, October 29, and November 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CISA Exam Review Class & IT Boot Camp (package) – (4 days) Sunday, October 22, October 29, November 5, and November 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CRISC Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar) – (3 days) Wednesday, October 25, Thursday, October 26, and Friday, October 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CISM Exam Review Webinar - (4 days) Monday, October 16, October 23, October 30, and November 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST).


CGEIT Exam Review Webinar (4 days) Tuesday, October 17, October 24, October 31, and November 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST).


IT Boot Camp Webinar for CISA/CISM/CRISC (those whose IT background is weak) – (1 day) Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (EST).


Cryptography Webinar (bonus) – (3 hours) Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST).

A FREE webinar will be offered to all CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, and IT Boot Camp attendees. The registration link will be sent directly to all registered attendees one week before the class. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities arise periodically, and change from time to time, for both ISACA and the local Chapter (New York Metropolitan).  ISACA and the Chapter have separate opportunity channels, each with its own information webpages and application forms and processes. 

ISACA's current volunteer opportunities and applications are available on ISACA's volunteer webpages.

The Chapter's typical volunteer tasks are listed on the Chapter's volunteer webpage.  After reviewing the Chapter's typical tasks, email information about your interest to volunteer@isacany.org.  When you register to volunteer for the Chapter, specific opportunities available at that time will be presented.