President's Message

While National Cyber Security Awareness Month  is behind us, cyber risks continues to plague us in our personal lives, in academia and in a number of industries and sectors in which we operate in today.  It would be prudent for you to continue your understanding in the area by keeping this toolkit with you and sharing it with your friends, family and colleagues.  The information will provide cybersecurity awareness well beyond Cybersecurity month.  The New York Metropolitan Chapter was involved in several conferences, trainings and awareness sessions in the month of October and we’d like to thank our volunteers and members who came out to support these important events.    

As we move into November, we continue to share security best practices, support events related to the practice of Information Technology and Leadership.  There are ‘FIRST-TIME’ events you should know about in the month of November. Our 1st ever SheleadsTech event, taking place on November 21, is near capacity.   Our Emerging Professionals Committee kicked off November with their 1st ever Coffee Break Session.  The next session will take place on November 14th.

In addition to our ‘FIRST-TIME’ events, we are ensuring our chapter operations are in order.  The Bylaws committee will be presenting updates to our governance procedures. The Risk Management, Legal and Compliance Committee will roll out our Data Privacy and Social Media Policy.  Our strategic goals and objectives will be reviewed, and the Financial Committee will be looking to optimize the chapters banking operations by the end of the month.  

Our Student Member population is growing and ISACA Student Groups, within the New York Metropolitan area are increasing.  The Academic Relations Committee is focusing on collaborative events across our student groups and we continue to build our relationship with IQ4 through mentoring opportunities to our members.  For more information, please reach out to president@isacany.org

Continue to keep an eye on the website for updates to our Certification Exam Prep and Educational courses and webinars. 

Upcoming Chapter Events:

Dec. 9, 2019:  It’s Holiday time and the Membership Committee is planning an exciting and festive Social event for our members.  Don’t miss our Holiday Winter Membership Social  at FRAMES.   We’ve had this event year after year, and it’s been a success.  Let’s ring in the Holiday Season sharing great food, having some fun and networking.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Jan. 2020:  Winter Membership Meeting– Earn CPEs

Feb. 2020:  Recognition and Past President Event

Apr. 2020:  2nd Annual Women in Cybersecurity Event

Apr. 2020:  Joint Webinar – ISACA Tallahassee Event

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

*Additional events will be announced as they become available.

Partnership Events:

March 1-4, 2020

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & SPA
Savannah, Georgia

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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

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