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Dear Members,

This month, I would like to share with you what it takes to be a leader and what it means for our Chapter. Lord Jonathan Sacks, preeminent philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) has described seven principles of leadership. This is how these principles apply to us:

Principle 1: Leadership begins with taking responsibility

As a volunteer organization, the Chapter starts and ends with people stepping forward and taking responsibility.

Principle 2: No one can lead alone

It is a collective wisdom of the Board and all leaders that powers the organization.

Principle 3: Leadership is about the future

“Before you can lead, you must have a vision of the future and be able to communicate it to others.” For me personally, an opportunity to lead the Strategic Planning Committee had helped to chart the Chapter future and now to work with the Board to implement it.

Principle 4: Leaders learn

We all constantly learn, as every leader could hold the role for maximum two years, we run different committees, fulfill Officers roles and are striving to move the Chapter forward.

Principle 5: Leadership means believing in the people you lead

Delegation and trust are cornerstones of the Board leadership. “A leader must have faith in the people he or she leads.” We win when we have the leadership of influence vs. leadership of power.

Principle 6: Leadership involves a sense of timing and pace

“Leadership involves a delicate balance between impatience and patience. Go too fast and people resist and rebel. Go too slow and they become complacent.”

Principle 7: Leadership is stressful and emotionally demanding

It certainly is, but it is also rewarding and enriching.

Hope some of you will decide to get involved with the Chapter and take opportunities to become leaders. Please reach out to me at President@isacany.org with any questions you may have about the Chapter and how you could participate in building our Chapter.

Thank you,

Alexander Abramov,

President, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 



2018 Wasserman Award Nominations 

2018 Wasserman Award Nominations: The Joseph J. Wasserman Award is presented annually by the Chapter in recognition of Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the field of Information Systems Audit, Control, Governance, Risk and Cyber Security. Please submit confidential nominations including nominee bio and specific accomplishments to the profession to wasserman@isacany.org.

Deadline April 1, 2018.   For more information on this prestigious award, visit the Chapter website. 

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.