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Dear Members,

At our Fall membership meeting in October 2017 we were honored to have Grant Schneider, Active Federal CISO and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy at National Security Council delivering a keynote “Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The keynote by Mr. Schneider was followed by a panel that included, ISACA CEO, Matt Loeb. I’ve acted as a moderator for the panel. Nearly 200 people have participated in this event.

We strongly believe that it is important to continue strengthening government - industry partnership on cyber security, support the US government efforts in workforce cyber security training, attracting and retaining the best talent to protect the US federal networks and critical infrastructure.

This month we had another opportunity to support our government and law enforcement efforts in fighting cyber-crime and helping strengthening our nation cyber resilience.

ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter was a proud sponsor of the Seventh International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS 2018) held on January 8-11, 2018. The conference was hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fordham University and was attended by almost 500 delegates.

Several Board Directors and myself represented your Chapter and had countless conversations with attendees at our exhibition table during four days of the conference. We’ve helped to raise the awareness of ISACA certifications, CSX, educational and networking opportunities offered by our Chapter.

I would like to specifically recognize Matt Poswolsky, the Membership Chair, who has stepped forward and provided logistical support for our participation and Farid Kader, Cyber Security Education Leader, who’s provided continuous support during most of the conference.

Please feel free reaching out to me at President@isacany.org with any questions you may have about the Chapter programming and opportunities to participate in building our Chapter.

Thank you,

Alexander Abramov,

President, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 



ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter Board of Director Elections

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, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

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 (includes Nominee Profile, Willingness to Serve Statement, and Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement) to the Nominating Committee at nominations@isacany.org by February 15, 2018. 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! Deadline: February 15, 2018.

Best Regards,
The Nominating Committee of ISACA’s New York Metropolitan Chapter
Steven Schon, Chair, Past President
Jerry Trub, Past President
Mario D’Alicandro, Past Board Director

Education Opportunities

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 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. 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, March 4, March 11, and March 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CISA Exam Review Class & IT Boot Camp (package) – (4 days) Sunday, March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CRISC Exam Review Class (onsite & live broadcast webinar) – (3 days) Wednesday, March 14, March Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST).


CISM Exam Review Webinar - (4 days) Monday, March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)

CGEIT Exam Review Webinar (4 days) Tuesday, March 6, March 13, March 20, and March 27, 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, March 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (EST).


Cryptography Webinar (bonus) – (3 hours) Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 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


Education Classes: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) January 30, 2018, NYDFS Cyber Security Regulation February 27, 2018, Auditing Cybersecurity March 20-22, 2018, Vendor Risk Management March 27, 2018, How to Audit MVS with RACF, ACF2, or Top-Secret April 24-25, 2018, Operational Risk Management June 13-14, 2018, How to Audit Waterfall & Agile Development Methodologies October 09, 2018. 


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.