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Jeff B. Copeland

Jeff is the Content Marketing Manager for RiskLens.

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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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The Cybersecurity Social Contract: Q&A with Larry Clinton

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2017 7:30:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland

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Larry Clinton has been advocating for cybersecurity in Washington since the days when “I had to start the conversation by spelling ‘cyber’”.  President of the Internet Security Alliance since 2003, Clinton has doggedly pushed Congress and successive Administrations to take a holistic approach to information security issues or, as he calls it, the Cybersecurity Social Contract, laid out in a book of the same title, from the ISA.

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FAIR Is Banks 'Most Commonly Used Approach to Quantifying Cyber Threats', says Risk.net

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR

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by Jeff B. Copeland 

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Bank CISOs Debate FAIR in Risk.net Article

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 10:36:48 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR

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You might say this article, “Bank Cyber Chiefs at Odds Over Risk Models” (registration required) by Steve Marlin, just out on Risk.net, takes a snapshot of the current stage of evolution of banking information security executives, progressing towards a bank cyber risk model that’s as rigorous as the industry's models for market and credit risk. 

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The Problem with Ransomware Risk Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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Hats off to (FAIR Institute Board Member) Wade Baker and partner Jay Jacobs of Cyentia Institute for plowing through all the available public data sources on ransomware and writing two blog posts that are essential reading for anyone serious about estimating ransomware risk from a solid foundation. 

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