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  Dear Members,

October is the US National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM.) It was established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, to provide the public and organizations with tools and resources to be safe in cyber-space, and to increase the US cyber resiliency. Your Chapter is producing a wide range of the cybersecurity-themed events in September, October, and November to mark NSAM. 

September 25, 2018 - We had partnered with Cyber Security Summit New York. The event includes: morning Security Briefing by FBI NY Supervisory Special Agent Stephen Fullington and closing Security Keynote by Curtis Dukes, Former Director of Information Assurance for the NSA. More details here.

September 27, 2018 - I am presented and represented the Chapter at NYIT's Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Conference More details here.  

October 15, 2018 - We are producing North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit (NEACS), jointly with local IIA, ISC(2), and ISACA Greater Hartford Chapters, registration is at www.neacs.org The program includes four session tracks, workshops, and keynote by Arthur House, Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer of State of Connecticut.  

October 25, 2018 - We are producing with IIA New York a joint event with sessions on Cybersecurity; Data Analytics; and Robotic Process Automation, More details available here.

November 8, 2018 - Our Fall Membership meeting will be dedicated to 50th Anniversary of ISACA and will include presentations by ISACA Chairs on careers in cyber security, audit, and business continuity. 

We are looking forward to greeting you at these great events.

Thank you!

Alexander Abramov,

President, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 



NEACS - Security Conference for Business & Security Leaders (Registration is Open)

#NEACS (North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit, www.neacs.org) 2018, will be held at the Trumbull, CT Marriott on October 15, 2018. NEACS is the premier cybersecurity event for business executives and technology professionals.

For the 6th consecutive year, NEACS will connect attendees with leading subject matter experts in security, privacy, and risk management. This is a collaborative event between ISC(2) Connecticut Chapter, IIA Westchester/Fairfield, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter, and ISACA Greater Hartford Chapter. Please register at www.neacs.org

Questions? Please reach out to the Steering Committee at info@neacs.org or Alexander Abramov, President ISACA NYM at alexander.abramov@isacany.org.


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. CISM Class with be taught by Allen Ureta. Please mark your calendar for the upcoming exam review class in the spring. The registration for those classes are open.


CISA Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar - (3 days) Sunday, October 7, October 14, and October 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CISA Exam Review Class & IT Boot Camp (package) – (4 days) Sunday, October 7, October 14, and October 21, and October 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CRISC Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar – (3 days) Wednesday, October 10, Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CISM Exam Review Webinar - (4 days) Friday October 5, October 19, and October 26, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)


CGEIT Exam Review Webinar (4 days) Tuesday, October 2, October 9, October 16, and October 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST).


IT Boot Camp Webinar for CISA/CISM/CRISC (those whose IT background is weak) – (1 day) Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (EST).


Cryptography Webinar (bonus) – (3 hours) Wednesday, October 31 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST).

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

Member Spotlight

In Memoriam: John Lainhart IV (1946 - 2018)

We are heartbroken to share that the ISACA family has lost a great leader and a truly great person. John passed away this week.

Terry Grafenstine summarized his great volunteerism:

"Over his four decades with ISACA, John was involved in so many aspects of the association. He served as board chair from 1984-1985 and expanded ISACA's geographic reach. He was known as the "father of CISA" and was instrumental in the development of COBIT. In fact, he was the lead developer of COBIT 2019, which will be released later this year. John held ISACA's CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications, and was a member of numerous ISACA committees and working groups-most recently, the COBIT Working Group and the Future of IT Governance Steering Committee.

ISACA will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and John is a part of so many of those five decades of memories, milestones and successes.

He is also a part of so many of my memories. I succeeded John in his role as inspector general of the US House of Representatives, where he implemented COBIT among many other accomplishments. During his time as IG, he mentored me and helped me become the professional I am today. Though I only worked with him for one year, he supported me on my career path for more than two decades.

In addition to working for the US House of Representatives, John held positions at US Department of Transportation (DOT), the US General Accounting Office (GAO) and IBM Global Business Services' (GBS) Public Sector, as well as his current role as a director in Grant Thornton Public Sector's Cyber Risk Advisory practice."

ISACA Leadership reflects on John's extensive volunteerism

John Lainhart's Obituary