Message from the Chapter President

Leading Through Critical Change:  THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ERA

Dear Chapter Members,

Throughout the month of November, we had many reasons to celebrate: 
1). We honored our military veterans for protecting and serving our country; 
2). We celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends, and finally; 
3). We kicked off the start of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday.  

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we salute our members, volunteers, sponsors, speakers, and supporters who have served our country.  We send a message of gratitude and thanks for supporting the New York Metropolitan Chapter! As we come to the end of a year filled with multiple challenges, please know we deeply appreciate you for supporting our virtual programs and events during the pandemic.

As we move into December and the New Year, we will be preparing to kick off the election process and seeking candidates for the Wasserman Award.   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.  Application information and other details will be available soon.    


We also have several exciting events, trainings and certification preparation classes coming up December, January and beyond.  Look at the remaining pages to find out more.   


Most recently, ISACA Global experienced issues with the current certification exam vendor, PSI, following a system upgrade.  At least 17% of exam takers in November and the first few days of December were impacted.  PSI is expected to provide a full explanation of the outage.  Anyone impacted should have received a personal apology from ISACA and a complimentary exam retake if you did not receive a passing score.  If any candidates’ eligibility windows are due to expire at the end of the year, that window will be extended for a month. 



With our 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”

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