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Dear Members,

On January 10, 2019 we will have a very special event, “Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement” (our Winter Membership Meeting). We will be honored to welcome an impressive array of speakers:


·       Criminal and Civil enforcement of securities regulations from the perspective of your law enforcement agencies and securities regulators

Joe Borg, President of North American Securities Administrators Association, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission


·       NCFTA: A proven successful model of private sector and law enforcement cooperation

Matt LaVigna, President and CEO of National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)


·       When cybercrime calls on you: What law enforcement sees and why they react the way they do

Randy Hillman, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Alliance for Digital Evidence Response and Founder, National Computer Forensics Institute


·       Challenges in Transforming from Traditional Layers of Defense Silos to an Adaptive Defense Strategy

Christian Adam, Head of Cybersecurity Technology, BNY Mellon Information Security


·       Cybercrime and the role of the District Attorney’s office

Kenn Kern, Chief Information Officer and Head of the IT Department for New York County District Attorney’s Office




The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion: Cyber Security Training and Education, that I will moderate, the panelists will include:


·       Randy Hillman, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Alliance for Digital Evidence Response

·       Barry Dynkin, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the American Cybersecurity Institute

·       Captain Jacques Gilbert, President of Blue Lights College  

·       Kieran O’Leary, Cyber War Games and Engagement, BNY Mellon



During the evening our Campaign Chair, Farid Kader, will present the funds we’ve raised to LEADER, please see the article here.


The evening will conclude with open bar and networking.


We are looking forward greeting you at this great event.



To register:

http://www.cvent.com/d/5gqhdr/4W - PC

http://www.cvent.com/d/5gqhdr?dvce=2 – mobile


Thank you!

Alexander Abramov,

President, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 



In an effort to make a deeper and more transparent impact to the community, the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter has teamed with Law Enforcement Alliance for Digital Evidence Response, Inc. (L.E.A.D.E.R.)

L.E.A.D.E.R., a non-for-profit educational organization, has a core team of ex-Federal prosecutors and investigators from many branches of the US Government with over 160 years of collective experience. L.E.A.D.E.R. hosts national and regional investigative and digital evidence symposiums across the industry, has national training centers, and facilitates innovative trainings nationally.

Our collaboration with L.E.A.D.E.R will help to provide training to the law enforcement community, prosecutors and their strategic partners combat all forms of crime through technology. Some of these cybercrimes include online human sex trafficking, child exploitation, domestic and international terrorism, financial crimes, domestic violence, and other serious crimes.

We encourage the chapter membership to donate to this amazing cause. In the spirit of ISACA’s 50 years, our Chapter Board has agreed to match the first $5,000 donated!

For more information and make your donation, please visit here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Campaign Chair: Farid Kader, Corresponding Secretary and CSX Liaison


Education Classes

ISACA is proud to bring really interesting education classes:

Auditing Blockchain (DLT) implementations – January 17, 2019, Registration pc link : http://www.cvent.com/d/hbqc1p/4W

Auditing Cybersecurity – January 22nd,23rd, & 24th, 2019, Registration pc link : http://www.cvent.com/d/tbqwfg/4W

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

See you in training!!!

*** Call to Action! ***

This Call to Action is for all members of ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter who wish to serve as the Chapter Board Directors for the upcoming term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The chapter’s Nominating Committee is requesting all Chapter members interested in providing leadership and support to their fellow professionals to consider this challenging yet rewarding opportunity. Since 1975, our chapter has provided significant educational, networking, mentoring and information sharing services to its members in the IT Audit, Security, Risk and Assurance profession. To accomplish this, the chapter is dependent on the energy, guidance, direction and expertise of its board of directors and volunteers. All chapter members in good standing wishing to run for the Board of Directors are encouraged to submit the Nomination Form (here) to the Nominating Committee at nominations@isacany.org by February 15, 2019. Late nominations will not be accepted.

The Nominating Committee will review all qualified nominees and present a slate of candidates for the Chapter election.

For questions or more information, contact the Nominating Committee at nominations@isacany.org.

For details about these positions, as well as the nomination and election processes, please read the Chapter Bylaws on our website.

Nominate Someone or Yourself!

Steven Schon,

Chair, Nominating Committee, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter

Membership Meetings 

ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter's Winter Membership Meeting, January 10, 2019;

ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter's Spring Membership Meeting, April 11, 2019;

2019 Annual Gala and Wasserman Award Dinner, June 20, 2019.

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

Click here to register  


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

Click here to register


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