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Nicola (Nick) Sanna

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The Inevitable Marriage Between Threat Intelligence and Risk Assessment

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2016 8:16:44 PM / by Nicola (Nick) Sanna posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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I attended a very informative and engaging presentation at RSA Conference 2016 led by Wade Baker, VP Strategy and Risk Analytics at ThreatConnect and former lead for Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). 

The title of his session was "The Marriage of Threat Intelligence and Risk Assessment". In his presentation, he explored some fundamental questions such as: What is the relationship between threat intelligence and risk management? Many treat them as separate disciplines, but is that the way it should be? 

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What is a Cyber Value-at-Risk Model?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2016 6:21:54 PM / by Nicola (Nick) Sanna posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Over the past year, executive teams and board members across multiple industries have started to ask questions more forcefully about the risk posed by cybersecurity attacks. They are no longer content with technical reviews of their security controls and are asking questions related to the business impact of cybersecurity attacks. How much cyber risk do we have? Are we spending too much or not enough? How much can we reduce risk with the proposed info security budget? Should we buy cyber-insurance? 

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How to Communicate Cyber Risk to the Board

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2016 5:39:59 PM / by Nicola (Nick) Sanna posted in Risk Management

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Do you dread reporting on cyber risk to the board? Have you ever felt that board members were left confused by your descriptions of cyber risk in terms of threats and vulnerabilities? Did your board members ever challenge your presentation and ask, "What does this mean to the business?"

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