Message from the Chapter President

Leading Through Critical Change:  THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ERA

Dear Chapter Members,

The Fall season is here, and we are organizing exciting events, new educational training, and exam preparation classes.  On November 29th, the New York Metropolitan chapter will be hosting a 1-day CDPSE Privacy by Design one day review course for those who have recently grandfathered this certification.  Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, known as CDPSE, is ISACA’s newest certification.  For more information on this and other certifications and educational classes, look at the appropriate sections in this newsletter. 

Our ‘Women in Technology Quarterly Spotlight’ campaign implemented by the SheLeads Tech team kicked off in September and was well received.  The Emerging Professionals team is wrapping up plans for this quarter’s Coffee Break sessions and organizing our inaugural Virtual Career Day.   Academic Relations, Membership and Corporate Relations events and activities will be communicated shortly.  For more information, check out our website and social media post.



ISACA GLOBAL, ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter and NYU Tandon School of Engineering Offer Cybersecurity Learning Opportunity

A Press Release describing the partnership with NYU Tandon School of Engineering and ISACA was announced on September 10, 2020.  This is GREAT NEWS!  Why?  Because our chapter members can apply for NYU’s Cyber Fellows program with a 75% discount.   

If you are interested in applying to one of our programs start here.   A summary of steps required are as follows:

  • You will initially be asked to provide an application fee waiver code. Enter NYUTOPARTNER.
  • Select the MS cybersecurity program. You should answer YES to the next question with regards to applying for Cyber Fellows.
  • Lastly, in the Employment History section, you will only have to add your employer (so the enrollment specialist knows you are from a partner organization).
  • You will be guided through the rest of the process.

If you have questions or need assistance submitting your application, please reach out to tandon.online@nyu.edu or phone at (646) 997-3623.

To learn more, review the link to a recording of ISACA / NYU membership benefits presentation featuring the NYU Cyber Fellows program with a 75% discount offered to our members.


If you are interested in volunteering, see our volunteer webpage, just send an email to volunteer@isacany.org and let us know two things: 

  1. What committee(s) you are interested in?
  2. What is your time commitment?
  3. Submit a photo
  4. Short Bio (up to 250 words)

New Volunteer Opportunity!  ISACA Hall of Fame—The first class of inductees will be announced in early 2021, and voting will then open to select the first recipient of the ISACA Eugene Frank Founder’s Award, highlighting one inspirational and motivational volunteer each year.  This could be you.  Consider joining us!  


While the New York Metropolitan area is experiencing a decline in number of Coronavirus infections, this is not the time to let down our guard. Therefore, continue to stay informed, stay safe, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.CDC Coronavirus Information

Feel free to reach out to me at president@isacany.org with questions or if you have any interest in joining us as a volunteer.

Karen V. Alexander

President, ISACA® New York Metropolitan Chapter


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

Rakhi Voria