President's Message


To our chapter members, partners, volunteers and everyone who participated in the success of our chapter, the Board of Directors of the New York Metropolitan Chapter would like to wish you the very best during this Holiday Season and a successful and prosperous New Year. I am so honored to close out December 2019 with a number of successful events and programs.  I am especially excited to step into a new decade with a great board who continue to share great ideas and show their awesome leadership. 

Chapter members are our first priority therefore, our goal is to continue executing on a number of events planned by the following committees: Membership, Corporate Relations, SheLeads Tech, Emerging Professionals, Academic Relations, Education, and Certification.  Directors of these  committees have committed to provide our members with quality, educational and innovative events. 

We look to bring more CPEs to our members, more webinars, social and networking events, certification preparation courses and social media content.  “20/20” usually equates to clear and concise vision and I believe going into the year 2020 with 20/20 vision can only be a win/win for our chapter members.  We look forward to continuous growth in our membership numbers and we expect to provide surveys along the way to get a better understanding of how we shape the chapter in the new year and years to come. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to say that we are looking forward to executing our plans set during our strategy sessions in 2019 and to be the leaders you expect us to be.   As a team, we are planning team building events and a board retreat this year to ensure we are staying motivated and keeping each other accountable. 

If you are interested in giving back to the profession, sharing your skills, leading and promoting new ideas within our chapter, consider getting involved and running for the board.  See below for more information from the Nominating Committee.  Application Deadline:   FEBRUARY 15, 2020

December Chapter Event

December. 9, 2019:  On December 9th we celebrated the Holiday with a Winter Membership Social and Networking event at FRAMES Bowling Lounge.  It was a great way to bring the year to a close by reacquainting with fellow chapter members, sharing great food, and having lots of fun.   

Upcoming Chapter Events:

January 21 – 22Educational Event:  

Data Privacy for I.T. Auditors & Information Security Professionals

Earn 14 CPEs.  Information can be found here

January 30:  Winter Membership Meeting.  Data Privacy Compliance and Cybersecurity Controls. 

Come out and join us at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer in Manhattan.   Register Here

Earn 3 CPEs.   Fees: Members $25 | Non-Members $50 | Students $10

February 19:  Certification Recognition and Past President Event, Union League Club

NOTE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS*:  Dates will be made available soon

Apr. 2020:  2nd Annual Women in Cybersecurity - Spring Membership Meeting & Networking Event. 

Apr. 2020: SheLeads Tech - Joint Webinar - ISACA East Meets South – New York Metropolitan & Tallahassee Chapter Event

June 18, 2020:  June Gala / Annual General Meeting – The Union League Club 

*Additional events will be announced as they become available.

Upcoming Partner Events:

March 1-4, 2020

The Westin Savannah Harbor
Golf Resort & SPA
Savannah, Georgia

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Visit conference.drii.org and discover the sessions, presenters, and activities waiting for you at DRI2020:

Feel free to reach out to me at president@isacany.org with questions.

Karen V. Alexander

President, ISACA® New York Metropolitan Chapter

“While we may be individually strong, we are collectively powerful”

Rakhi Voria

2020 Joseph J Wasserman Award - Ready for Submissions!

Since 1978, the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter has awarded the Joseph “Joe” J. Wasserman Award to recognize individuals who have made significant and noteworthy contributions to the Information Systems Audit, Control, Security, Risk Management, and/or Governance professions.
Information about Joe Wasserman and his contribution to the profession, as well as the award criterion and past recipients can be found on the Chapters’ website here:
The nomination window for 2020 candidates is now open and will run through March 15, 2020.  We would like to invite you all to submit nominees you feel embody the spirit of this distinguished award.  Please send your submission (including all criteria) via email to:  Wasserman@isacany.org.
The winner of the Wasserman Award will be announced at the June Annual Gala.
The Wasserman Award Committee


ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter Board Nominations

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, 2020, through June 30, 2021. The Nominating Committee is requesting 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 professions. 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 to the Nominating Committee at nominations@isacany.org by February 15, 2020.

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!

Alexander Josephite,

Chair, Nominating Committee, ISACA New York Metropolitan