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Dear Members,

I am frequently asked how do ISACA Chapters operate – do we have employees? Who supplies us with speakers? How do we manage to produce tons of events every year?

There is a simple answer for this – everything from putting together this newsletter (thank you, Farid Kader), to obtaining chapter insurance (thank you, Wei Tschang), to paying instructors (thank you, Jotham Nyamari), to maintaining our website (thank you, Tim Mortimer), to keeping our financial records (thank you, Mike Shanahan) is done by the volunteers (who also have their fulltime day jobs, they do need to pay the bills, after all.)

Why would they spend from 400 to 600 hours per year (the President typically does over 1000 hours per year) with no compensation and sometimes with no appreciation from anyone (other than the President), as many things they do are not visible by the membership?

Let me bring one of the famous quotes by Winston Churchill: "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/winston_churchill

This is that great spirit of generosity that drives our great Chapter leaders to make our Chapter and ISACA great.

I would like to thank all of them and encourage you to reach out to them at our events, shake their hands and say thank you, Farid, Wei, Jotham, Tim, and Mike for all they do for our members and technology community.

Please feel free to reach out to me at President@isacany.org with any questions you may have about the Board, the Chapter and if you would like to get involved.

Thank you!

Alexander Abramov,

President, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 


Education Classes

ISACA is proud to bring really interesting education classes:

Cloud Security Training – February 12th & 13th, 2019, Registration pc link: http://www.cvent.com/d/mbqwvn/4W

See you in training!!!

Membership Meetings 

Women in Cybersecurity

Date and time: April 11, 2019; 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: PWC, 300 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

This event is 3.5 CPE eligible.

Tentative Agenda:
3:00 pm    Registration
3:30 pm    Welcome - Sam Vohra & Joseph Tso, Membership Co-Chairs
3:45 pm    President's Update & Introductions - Alexander Abramov
4.00 pm    Presentations
6.00 pm    Break
6:15 pm    Panel Discussion
7:30 pm    Open Bar and Networking

To register: PC / Mobile


2019 Annual Gala and Wasserman Award Dinner

Date and time: June 20, 2019; 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is 1 CPE credit eligible

Certification Classes


Starting May 2017, ISACA's CISM, CISA, CRISC and CGEIT exams became available for the first time at computer-based testing (CBT) centers around the world.  Click here for information on 2017 CBT center locations. You can find more information about exam changes in the 2018 ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide.  


The New York Metropolitan Chapter continue to offer review classes for the CISA, CISM, CRISC, and CGEIT certification exams. All exam review classes, except CISM Class, hosted by New York Metropolitan Chapter will be taught by Jay Ranade, who has been teaching ISACA certification exam review classes for our chapter since 2006. 


*** The registration for Spring classes are open ***


CISA Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar) - (3 days) Sunday, 3/3, 10, 24/2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST). Early 1/18/19, deadline 2/3/19. CPEs 25 Click here to register


CISA Exam Review Class & IT Boot Camp (package, onsite & live broadcast webinar) – (4 days) Sundays, 3/ 3, 10, 17, 24/ 2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST). Spring 2019. Early bird 1/18/19. Deadline 2/3/19. CPEs 33

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IT Boot Camp Webinar for CISA/CISM/CRISC (those whose IT background is weak) – (1 day, live broadcast webinar only) Sunday,3/17, 2019 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (EST). Fall 2018 - Registration closes on 2/17/19, 9:00 PM CPEs 8  Click here to register


CISM Exam Review Webinar - (3 days, live broadcast webinar) March 4, 11, 18, 25/ 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST).  Early bird 1/18/19. Deadline to register 2/3/19. CPEs 19 (link does not work) Click here to register


CRISC Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar) – (3 days) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, March 13, 14, 15/2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST). Early bird 1/18/19. Registration closes on 2/6/19 9:00 PM. CPEs 25

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CGEIT Exam Review Webinar (4 days, live broadcast webinar) Tuesday, March 5,12,19,26/2019 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST). Early bird 1/18/19. Deadline to register 2/3/19. CPEs 19  Click here to register


*Bonus Training* Cryptography Webinar – (3 hours) A FREE Cryptography webinar for CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, and IT Boot Camp attendees on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST). The registration link will be sent directly to all certification review class attendees one week before the class.


If your company would like to host a training location for CISA or CRISC onsite review classes in NYC, please contact our chapter at certification@isacany.org


If you would like to volunteer to support the certification review classes, please contact volunteer@isacany.org


For CPE related questions, please review CPE reporting FAQs


For questions related to ISACA certification exams, please contact ISACA staff directly at certification@isaca.org.  


Enhance your career by earning a new ISACA certification this year!

We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming membership events.


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.


2019 Joseph J. Wasserman Award Nominations

We are currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Joseph J. Wasserman Award. The Joseph J. Wasserman Award is presented by the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter at its Annual Ga-la/Wasserman Award Dinner, typically held in NYC during June or July. This award has been be-stowed annually since the Chapter's inception in 1978, and recognizes Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Information Systems Audit, Control, Security, Risk Management, and/or Governance professions (the "Community").

Nominees must have made a significant contribution and be currently active in the Community. Essential characteristics include integrity, humility, non-self-promoting, selfless dedication to enriching the Community, and motivation for the best interests of the ISACA membership.

Examples of outstanding achievement and contribution are: working as a team leader across verticals to solve significant persistent issues in audit, control, information security, risk management, and governance; building an audit or cyber security tool or process that addresses a major industry gap; or contributing to innovative research on topics of importance to the Com-munity. The achievements or contributions would be considered gold standards for reference in Community.

Nominees will be carefully evaluated by the Chapter’s Wasserman Committee who will make a final recommendation to the ISACA Board of Directors.

All Chapter members are invited to nominate candidates for the Wasserman Award. The nomination must include a short bio of the proposed candidate and specific examples of achievements, contributions, and essential characteristics as outlined above. Submit the Nomination Form to wasserman@isacany.org by March 5, 2019.

Nomination form can be downloaded here.

Jeffrey W. Brown
Chair, Wasserman Award Committee
ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter