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Jeff B. Copeland

Jeff is the Content Marketing Manager for RiskLens.

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Now Available: Practice FAIR with Our Free Training App

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 10:08:57 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR

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Big news if you’re a student of FAIR, an organization evaluating FAIR before taking the plunge on a paid risk analysis solution, a do-it-yourselfer who’s been running FAIR on a spreadsheet, or just curious about the buzz around the quantitative model that’s shaking up the risk-analysis profession. The FAIR Institute has just released FAIR-U, the first officially sanctioned training app for FAIR. The tool is offered free of charge by RiskLens, Technical Advisor to the FAIR Institute.

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ADP's Roland Cloutier and Bank of America's David Sheronas Honored with 2017 FAIR Awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 9:53:34 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland

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Two pioneers of quantitative risk management based on the FAIR risk model were honored by their peers in information and operations risk this week at the FAIR Institute's 2017 FAIR Conference in Dallas.

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Jack Jones’ Top 10 Blog Posts

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Jack Jones

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Jack Jones…creator of the FAIR model (that’s Factor Analysis of Information Risk)…author of  the FAIR book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach…chairman of the FAIR Institute…and the leading evangelist for effective risk measurement based on critical thinking.  For a quick education on Jack’s thinking and the FAIR approach to risk, check out this reading list of Jack’s 10 most popular writings on the FAIR Institute blog.

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Hot Job: Data Protection Officer for the EU’s GDPR

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2017 8:25:39 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Look for thousands of job listings next year for “data protection officer” to meet a requirement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the privacy law that goes into effect May 18, 2018. Here’s a quick rundown to see if you need to start shopping for a DPO, as well.

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FBI’s Donald Freese Praises FAIR Approach at (ISC)² Security Congress

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 12:35:20 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR

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Donald Freese, Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI in the information technology branch, gave the opening keynote talk last week to the (ISC)² Security Congress in Austin, and hit some themes inspired by FAIR.

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Case Study: NIST Digital Identity Guidelines and FAIR “Made for Each Other”

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2017 5:15:42 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Case Studies

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The new NIST 800-63-3 Digital Identity Guidelines and FAIR were “made for each other”, writes Chip Block, VP at Evolver, Inc., (the operator of large-scale security operations centers for government and business) in an article just published on The Security Ledger website  -- the guidelines establish levels of security based on risk, and FAIR sets monetary values for the risk, enabling organizations to prioritize spending.

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Coming Soon: Try FAIR Risk Quantification on Our Free Tool

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Fair Conference 2017

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UPDATE: The FAIR-U training app is now available. Get access to the web app now 


At the FAIR Conference in mid-October, the FAIR Institute will introduce FAIR-U, our first officially sanctioned training application for running FAIR risk analysis, guaranteed to correctly leverage the FAIR model.

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Q&A: Jack Jones Talks with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 6:07:48 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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FAIR Institute Chairman Jack Jones was interviewed by Jeffrey Kutler of the Global Association of Risk Professionals for an article published on the GARP website, “Signs of Acceptance and Maturity for the FAIR Model”.

The article is vintage Jack. A sample:

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Meet a FAIR Institute Member: Wade Baker

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 4:06:59 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Fair Institute, Fair Conference 2017

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FAIR Institute Board Member Wade Baker started the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the granddaddy of cybersecurity incident reporting, and still the leading source of hard data on the threat landscape.

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Risk Analysis vs. Risk Assessment: What's the Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR

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Yes, this is Cyber Risk 101, but risk analysis vs risk assessment is common confusion, so let Jack Jones explain it in an excerpt from his book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach

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