FAIR WORKGROUPS

FAIR Institute Workgroups are designed to foster collaboration between senior information risk officers and information security leaders and FAIR Institute partners. They offer a great opportunity to connect with your peers, to share insights and to gain knowledge in specific areas of interest.

The purpose of the workgroups is to develop thought leadership, frameworks, competency models, research,and industry-specific deliverables to advance the risk profession and to promote FAIR adoption worldwide.

What to Expect

 
Each workgroup will meet four times a year. There are three virtual sessions over the course of the year and a culminating, in-person strategic workgroup summit at the annual FAIR Conference.

The summit will include interactive presentations, panel discussions and briefings from workgroup leaders on team results. This will be a terrific time to learn from one another’s collective experiences. We strongly recommend that you participate in all four workgroup sessions for maximum benefit but you are invited to attend any of our sessions independently.

Workgroup Themes & Insights

Topics will vary by workgroup and by whether the group has an industry or professional focus. Below are  our initial workgroups:

CYBER RISK

The FAIR Institute's Cyber Risk Workgroup chaired by Jack Jones, Chairman of the FAIR Institute and EVP of RiskLens provides the opportunity to meet and collaborate with information risk officers to discuss, develop and share best practices that leverage FAIR as a quantitative risk model for information risk. Together, you will set new practical standards for how information risk can be managed in financial terms and enable cost-effective decision making. 

 

OPERATIONAL RISK

The FAIR Institute Operational Risk Workgroup chaired by Evan Wheeler from DTCC provides the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other operational risk management officers to develop a set of best practices that leverage FAIR as a quantification and analytics model for operational risk. Together, you will set new practical standards for how operational risk can be managed in financial terms and enable cost-effective decision making. 

 

INSURANCE

 The FAIR Institute's Insurance Workgroup provides the opportunity to collaborate with executives of leading cyber insurance providers to develop a working framework that leverages FAIR as the standard risk model and that streamlines the assessment, quoting and underwriting processes related to cyber insurance. Together, we will optimize the supply chain of this booming industry and accelerate customer acquisition.

 

FAIR ACADEMICS

The FAIR Institute's Academics Workgroup chaired by Mike Jerbic from San Jose State University provides the opportunity to meet with other educators from other universities or learning centers to learn from each other’s expertise and operational practices in teaching how to leverage FAIR to build effective risk management practices. Together, you will augment your expertise in teaching about FAIR and in educating the next generation of information risk officers. 

 

FAIR DATA INTEGRATION

The FAIR Data Integration Workgroup is a unique opportunity to join Jack Jones, Chairman of the FAIR Institute, Sounil Yu, SVP at Bank of America and other Institute members to discuss and collaborate on the development of a standard data integration strategies allowing the transfer of data between security products and other risk mitigation tools and FAIR-based risk management software. Together, we will create the standard FAIR data integration requirements that will help the industry move closer to managing information risk in real-time.

LOCAL FAIR INSTITUTE CHAPTERS 

Local Chapters of the FAIR Institute provide the opportunity to meet with your peers across a variety of industries in your geographical area to learn from each other’s expertise and operational practices and to exchange views on possible applications of FAIR. Together, you will advance your knowledge of FAIR and expand its range of applications.