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Announcing the FAIR University Program - Building the Next Generation of Risk Management Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2017 10:53:42 AM / by Luke Bader posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Fair Institute

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 Since our founding, The FAIR Institute has received an increasing number of requests to create an information risk management course based on FAIR. We are responding to those personal requests, and to a market demand, to help create risk analysts who are well trained and well versed in quantitative risk analysis. 

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Is Cyber Risk Measurement Just "Guessing"?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2017 12:36:29 PM / by Jack Jones posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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I regularly read blog posts or encounter people in our profession who dismiss quantitative cyber risk measurement as “guessing”, or “nothing more than feelings” (cue the Morris Albert song).  Since this is such a common concern, I thought it would be worthwhile to examine this issue of what's subjective, what's objective and what falls between. 

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10 Interesting People You’ll Meet at the 2017 FAIR Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2017 12:46:51 PM / by Luke Bader posted in FAIR, Fair Conference 2017

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Do you want to hear from and network with the best in the risk management industry? The 2017 FAIR Conference is going to be a powerful event that brings together the world’s top FAIR practitioners.  Here are just some of the great speakers that you will meet and hear from at the conference.

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Benchmark Your Risk Management Team - Take Our Survey

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2017 3:24:00 PM / by Luke Bader posted in FAIR, Risk Management, Fair Conference 2017

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UPDATE: The survey is now closed. We will be releasing the results at the 2017 FAIR Conference in October. See the FAIRCON17 agenda to learn more.

 

With over 100 responses already, we would like to extend the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Risk Management Maturity Survey to all risk management professionals.

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Inherent Risk vs. Residual Risk Explained in 90 Seconds

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2017 3:18:43 PM / by Rachel Slabotsky posted in FAIR

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I recently had a conversation with clients around a risk analysis they conducted and noticed as they walked me through it that they seemed to get hung up on the terms “inherent risk” and “residual risk” and what inherent risk represented in that particular scenario.

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3 Ways to Get a Risk Analysis Project Off to a Bad Start

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 7:15:00 AM / by Cody Whelan posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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The first big step in a risk analysis is scoping.  Each part of the analysis process builds on the other so if you get scoping wrong, the rest of your analysis is on shaky ground at best.  Remember,  scoping is where you clearly:

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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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A FAIR Budget for Disaster Preparedness

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 9:40:00 AM / by Steve Poppe posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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With the massive flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, we're re-publishing this very relevant post from 2016 by Steve Poppe about how local governments can apply FAIR modeling to plan for megastorms. 

 

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FAIRCON17 Awards: Nominate Your FAIR Champions

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2017 8:19:54 AM / by Luke Bader posted in FAIR, Fair Conference 2017

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Honoring Excellence in Information and Operational Risk Management

At the FAIR Conference 2017 in Dallas, October 16-17, The FAIR Institute will honor risk management leaders for their initiative, ingenuity and contributions to information and operational risk management.

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Control Assessments Are Not Risk Assessments

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2017 7:57:27 AM / by Chad Weinman posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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This is the most common “sin” we run into within the industry.  Analysts, often not specifically trained on risk, focus almost solely on controls and their effectiveness. 

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