President's Message

September was a busy month for the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter Board.  We closed out the Summer with a fantastic Membership Meeting and Golf Outing event on Long Island at the Northshore Towers on the Green Country Club.   We welcomed the Fall with our signature Membership Social and Volunteer Recruitment event at the beautiful Battery Gardens Restaurant in Manhattan.  Both events were well attended, and I believe our chapter members were satisfied based on the feedback received.

We were also planning and preparing for a few upcoming events taking place the month of October.  First, the chapter is gearing up to give back on October 5th, CommunITy Service Day,  by supporting  the Food Bank of New York.  As volunteers, we will assist families in a variety of ways including checking out and bagging groceries and restocking shelves.  This Food Pantry provides over 40,000 meals a month.  There’s still room.  Please reach out to the coordinator of this event, marie.ivanov@isacany.org for more information.

Second, the Certification Committee was also busy gearing up for our exam preparation classes starting on October 6th and ending on Oct 29th.

Third, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter’s Fall Membership Meeting and Networking Event will take place at Barclays at Time Square.  This educational event will focus on Cyber Resiliency and offer up to 3 CPEs.


Upcoming Events:  With Cybersecurity Month in full swing, we have partnered and/or sponsored events for the benefit of our members during this very important month of awareness:    

October 2, 2019:  IQ4 and ISACA New York Metropolitan (Partnership)

Our partnership with IQ4 and Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA) commenced on February 25, 2019.  The purpose:  To collaborate, transform and scale the cybersecurity workforce of the future.  ISACA members earn CPE credits, while mentoring virtual-internships and apprenticeships on iQ4’s centralized platform -- proven to help students, academia, business and government develop workplace readiness for cyber roles.  We are now exploring opportunities to expand the current collaborative partnership to prepare a curriculum.  Through our partnership, we have attracted several college students, adult learners and formed multiple student groups within our territory.  This equates to elevated interest in the industry at the college level.

October 3, 2019:  US Cybersecurity Summit (Sponsored):

The seventh annual New York Cyber Security Summit connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts. Register for the US Cybersecurity Summit.  

ISACA members may register for $95 Admission with Promo Code ISACA19VIP (Standard cost of Admission is $350).

October 10-11, 2019:  Metro Joint Cybersecurity Conference:

The 2019 NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference will take place on Thursday October 10th. NYMJCSC is now in its sixth year; featuring keynotes, panels and sessions aimed at various aspects of information security and technology.  NYMJCSC is also offering a post-conference workshop on Friday, October 11th featuring in-depth full-day hands-on classroom-style educational courses to expand your knowledge and foster security discussions.  Register for the Metro Joint Cybersecurity Conference  

October 15, 2019:  Cybersecurity Summit for Emerging Risks (Partnered)

Northeast Annual Cybersecurity Summit 2019.  A Cybersecurity Summit that explains risks and impact of cybersecurity for Business and Security Leaders. 

With the advent of accelerated digital trends, we are currently in what is defined abstractly as Industry 4.0. It describes the trend towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes which include the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIOT), Smart Cities, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.     Register for NEACS

October 29, 2019:  ISC2 New York & Citi Event (Sponsored):

ISC2 NY Metro's 2019 National Cyber Security will introduce NYC Cyber Command Center Geoff Brown, celebrating 2 years at Cyber Command, to discuss security architecture in the Cloud and the various frameworks required for building a complete security architecture and meeting the goals of CIA.  In addition, a discussion related to risk assessments and compliance in the cloud will also be offered.  This event offers up to 2 CPEs.  Register for ISC2 New York & Citi Event

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

Karen V. Alexander

President, ISACA® New York Metropolitan Chapter

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