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  Dear Members,

Every year ISACA recognizes outstanding contributions that advance our professional community by presenting awards for achievements by chapters and individual chapter members.

Our Chapter has received nominations for K. Wayne Snipes Best Chapter Award and Innovative Chapter Program Award. I would like to recognize Karen Alexander, 1st Vice President and Farid Kader, Corresponding Secretary for their work on the submission as well as all our Officers, Committee Chairs and the rest of active Board members who had contributed to our achievements over the last year.

As a part of the submission process, the Chapter could solicit endorsements for our work. We are extremely proud to share that we’ve received very enthusiastic and whole-hearted endorsements from Past ISACA Chairs, Board Members, Wasserman Award winners, and distinguished members of ISACA community:

  • James Ambrosini
  • Marios Damianides
  • Emil D’Angelo
  • Chris Moschovitis
  • Steven Ross

In their endorsements, very moving words came from my mentors for many years, Marios Damianides, EY Partner, Cyber Security Leader, Past ISACA Chair: "Fully endorse and support wholeheartedly! Very proud of what Alex and his team are doing in NY!"

and from Jim Ambrosini, SVP, Wells Fargo, Past ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter President:  "Best chapter in the world. Hands down."  

We are looking forward to hear decision of ISACA Awards Committee, however, no matter what it would be, we are honored and humbled by strong endorsements we’ve received.

Thank you!.

Alexander Abramov,

President, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 


Cyber Security Summit New York

This year we are again partnering with Cyber Security Summit New York https://cybersummitusa.com/newyork18/


Tuesday, Sept 25, 7:45am - 6pm
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave
New York, NY 10019

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.

Topics include: Incident Response Orchestration, Ransomware, Insider Threat, Corporate Espionage, AI, Cloud Security.

ISACA NYM members would receive discounted admission of $95 (standard price $350, limited to first 100 people registered) Discount Code: ISACA95 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-summit-new-york-tickets-40911011938?discount=ISACA95

Each Pass includes a catered breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception, and 6 CPE Credits with your Full Day Attendance.

Hope you would enjoy the event and please do not forget to stop by ISACA NYM table to say hello to our Board members and check the latest news about the 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

Rob Stroud, In Memorium (1963-2018)

Last weekend, ISACA lost a dedicated leader, an engaged board member, a passionate colleague and, most notably, a dear friend. Robert E Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, 2014-2015 ISACA Board Chair, and Board Director 2015-2018, will be deeply missed.

Only 55 years old, Rob passed away Monday, 3 September 2018, after being struck by a vehicle while jogging on Long Island, New York, USA. He is survived by his devoted family: his wife of 35 years, Connie, sons Josh and Kyle, daughter-in-law Allie Elizabeth, and grandchildren Ayden, Haylee and Jeremy.

You can read Board Chair Rob Clyde’s blog post honoring Rob Stroud here. You can also post comments on the related posts on any one of ISACA’s many social media channels.

If you had the pleasure of knowing Rob, he had a zest for life and passion for ISACA that was unparalleled. He was committed to visiting as many chapters as he could, and rarely turned down an invitation to speak at a chapter event.  He will be deeply missed and never replaced.