President's Message


New opportunities are awaiting you at the New York Metropolitan Chapter!

Are you interested in giving back to the profession, sharing your skills, leading and promoting new ideas?  Why don’t you consider getting involved and running for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors?  We are currently accepting applications through February 15, 2020.  In addition to the board election, nominations for the Wasserman Award are being accepted through March 15th and finally, we will be honoring our Certification Recipients and Past Presidents on March 15, 2020.

The Board gathered in January to engaged in board retreat where we conducted board business and engaged in a team building exercises.  The purpose of this activity was to strengthen the bond amongst board members and work closely together to get THINGS DONE!  The team building experience allowed us to work to resolve mysterious and puzzling issues while having a great time in the process.  It was a great event. Essentially, our team building exercises allowed the board to work together and solve issues as we do during true  board concerns. 

Finally, don’t forget to renew your membership today!

Past Chapter Events:

January Chapter Events:

January 28, 2020:  Mini Mystery Retreat was facilitated by the Outback Team Building and Training Organization.  We had a great time and spent time working through solving mysterious events together.  This was not only thought provoking but lots of fun as well!

The Board Team Building Award The Winners (Yay!!!)

January 30, 2020 Membership Meeting:
Our Winter Membership Meeting, held on January 30, was located at Upper Story by Charlie Parker on the East side of Manhattan. It was a great location and a great event. Our speakers and panel discussion were phenomenal. Brian Barnier, Director & Head of Analytics, ValueBridge Advisors, Thomas Eng, Head of US Privacy Compliance, Bank of Nova Scotia and our panel (Jonathan Davis, Regional Director, Silverfort; Dave Klein, Senior Director of Engineering and Architecture, Guardicore; Ondrej Krehel, CEO and Founder, LIFARS; Ilya Pozharsky, Director, Epiq) moderated by Steve Lubchansky, Vice President of Sales and Alliances, LIFARS, provided insightful discussions on the topics, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity controls.

Upcoming Chapter Events
Mar 30, 2020:  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.

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:

Wasserman awards recipients

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