How does one create a chapter? In the entire state of NY there's one chapter (Long Island) and it's closed to new members.
I'd start by contacting the ISSA chapters - there are five in New York. In my geographic area/experience, the ISSA chapter's roots run a little deeper than the local (ISC)2 one. Not surprisingly, they all have a lot of the same faces. Of course, the challenge then becomes convincing the people who already belong to one local security group to help you start another. In that regard, I think something you should consider is what need will your chapter fill. The local chapters are a great way for people to find endorsers/mentors and maybe some test prep roundtables.
Thank you for reaching out. I apologize for the confusion. We do have multiple chapters in New York; Long Island Chapter, Central New York Chapter, and New York Metro Chapter. Here are the contact emails:
Central New York: email@example.com
New York Metro: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not sure where it shows that Long Island Chapter is not open to new members. I will reach out to them as well, but if you could provide more information to me on where you have seen this, I would appreciate it.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions, the best way to contact us is email@example.com.