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No Data? No Problem

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 6:05:40 PM / by Jack Jones posted in Risk Management

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One of the most common questions I hear is, “ What if there’s no historical data to base an estimate on?”  A close cousin to this question is the statement, “ Historical data isn’t necessarily a good representation of the future, so you can’t rely on it for your estimates.”  Both of these are reasonable concerns that deserve good answers. 
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What Belongs in a Risk Register?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2017 11:16:51 AM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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A member of the FAIR Institute LinkedIn forum asked an important question the other day: 

“I was wondering if there are any guidelines, rules-of-thumb, etc. on how to decide when something should end up in a risk register or should be handled differently. 

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How to Spot Data Breaches in Audit Trails?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 10:23:13 AM / by Jack Jones posted in Risk Management

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Jack Jones led the discussion at this month’s meeting of the FAIR Institute’s Data Utilization Work Group, including fielding this question from a FAIR Institute member about data breaches. Jack is the Institute’s Chairman and the co-author of Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach.  

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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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Connect With Jack Jones At RSA Conference 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 8:20:00 AM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Events

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Well, the annual pilgrimage to San Francisco and the RSA conference is underway.

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Cyber Risk Workgroup Discusses "Clarifying Risks"

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 4:45:00 PM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Last week we held the second Cyber Risk Workgroup call, with excellent attendance and active engagement. During the call, we discussed the white paper I wrote regarding “Clarifying Risks”.

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Examining a Defense of NIST 800-30

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2017 12:15:00 PM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post pointing out some problems with NIST 800-30 (Fixing NIST 800-30). 

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[White Paper] A Clarification of "Risks"?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management, White Paper

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One of the most significant barriers to effectively measuring and communicating about risk is the imprecise use of fundamental nomenclature.

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Fixing NIST 800-30

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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I’ve encountered a number of organizations that use guidance provided by special publication NIST’s 800-30 to measure the risk associated with one thing or another.

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A Different Definition of Risk Management?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Events

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This past week I had the privilege of taking part in the Risk Management Summit 2016 that was part of the MIS | TI conference in New Orleans.

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