President's Message


Dear Chapter Members,

We are no longer accepting applications/candidate profiles for the 2020-2021 Board Election.  It is now closed.  We are still accepting applications for the Wasserman Award.  Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2020

Kudos to our financial team for submitting the initial requirements and documentation for the annual audit.   

Finally, please take the necessary precautions to minimize your exposure to the Coronavirus.  Following the State of Emergency announcement by the Governor Cuomo, the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter board have taken precautions to protect ourselves and our chapter members.   As we continue to witness the increase in the number of cases across New York City, we felt it necessary to revisit our events scheduled in the month of March. All summer Certification classes will be conducted online.  The Certification and Past President Recognition event is postponed until further notice.  In the meantime, please take protective measures to minimize your exposure to this virus.  Below are some recommendations from the WHO and the CDC:

 The World Health Organization recommends several protective measures including:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Consider limiting casual contact when greeting others (e.g., shaking hands).

 Stay Informed with the CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Chapter Event:


February 19, 2020:  Kudos to the Emerging Professionals Committee and the Academic Relations Committee for a wonderful joint networking event at Break Bar, New York City.   The atmosphere was lots of fun.  Our members had an opportunity to catch up with folks they haven’t seen in a while.  It was also a great way for our student and emerging professional members to meet, socialize, share experiences, build relationships and interact with board members.  It was also an atmosphere to let off some steam and BREAK STUFF!!!  This was really a fun networking event!

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 Candidate Nomination Window Closing Soon

The nomination window for 2020 candidates is open 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, June 18, 2020.

: 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 Wasserman Award Committee


(By Michael Cangemi, Past President, New York Metropolitan Chapter (1975))