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An Immature Maturity Model?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2017 3:10:42 PM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Events

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This month’s FAIR Institute Data Utilization and Cyber Risk workgroup calls had excellent attendance and some great dialog.  I’m always pleased/impressed with the quality of thinking people bring to the these calls.  

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Top Operational “Risks” for 2017?  –  Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 12:26:31 PM / by Evan Wheeler posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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During the March meeting of the Operational Risk Workgroup, the members took on a project to recast a list of top operational risks using the FAIR risk model.  Every year, you’ll find numerous lists of supposed “top risks” from analysts, surveys, professional organizations, etc. with something in common: They don’t actually provide true risks. 

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Breaking Risk Paradigms with FAIR

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2017 1:48:17 PM / by Evan Wheeler posted in FAIR, Events

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Every year the masses of information security professionals gather at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the RSA Conference looking for opportunities to learn from peers and discuss their latest challenges, and this year was no different.  I had the privilege to share my own perspective as a speaker in the GRC track. 

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How to Think About Likelihood, Probability and Frequency

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 10:53:05 AM / by Stephen Poppe posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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“Likelihood” is one of those words, like “risk” itself, that appears repeatedly in the risk management literature but casts as much shadow as light on the subject.  In this article, we’ll see that likelihood is a probability, and why it is sometimes best expressed as an expected frequency of occurrence. 

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[VIDEO] New to FAIR? Start with this High-Level Introduction by Jack Jones

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by James Finn posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Events

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In this short 5 min video, FAIR author Jack Jones gives an overview of the FAIR model for risk measurement and management, the training opportunities for FAIR and the professional organization, the FAIR Institute.

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RSAC 2017 – The Year of Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Nicola (Nick) Sanna posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Events

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Listen carefully around the halls of the Moscone Center and you could hear a shift in the buzz at this year’s RSA Conference, compared to years past.

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Interval Estimation – Play a Game You Can Win

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Steve Poppe posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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“When will you be home?” 

I have finally learned how to respond to text messages like this – and more pointedly how not to.

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[Video] "The Characteristics of a Risk-Aligned Leader" by FAIR Author Jack Jones

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2017 8:40:00 AM / by James Finn posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Events

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If you weren't able to make it to San Francisco for both the FAIR Institute Breakfast Meeting and RSA Conference 2017, here is your chance to hear Jack Jones' presentation on the characteristics of a risk-aligned leader. 

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The FAIR Institute Reaches 1000 Members On Its First Anniversary

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2017 8:15:00 AM / by Nicola (Nick) Sanna posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Just one year old, the FAIR Institute has hit 1,000 members, including cyber and operational risk executives from some of the biggest names in corporate America and the public sector.

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Triaging Risk: A Year In The Life Of OpenFAIR - Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 8:15:00 AM / by Jason Murray posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Last time on "A Year in the Life of OpenFAIR," we covered the establishment of an internal risk triage tool that my firm developed.

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