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What is the FAIR Institute?

Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) has emerged as the standard Value at Risk (VaR) framework for cybersecurity and operational risk.

The FAIR Institute is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of measuring and managing information risk.

It provides information risk, cybersecurity and business executives with the standards and best practices to help organizations measure, manage and report on information risk from the business perspective. The FAIR Institute and its community focus on innovation, education and sharing of best practices to advance FAIR and the information risk management profession.

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The FAIR Awards honor risk management leaders for their initiative, ingenuity and contributions to Information and Operational Risk Management. The awards recognize the deep impact that these professionals have on their organizations by enabling operational excellence and effective decision-making, and in balancing the need to protect their organizations while running the business.

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The second day of the 2018 FAIR Conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh was all about digging deeper to show in action the benefits for which FAIR and quantitative cyber and operational risk analysis are known: clarifying communication about risk up and down the chain of command and showing the ROI of difficult investment decisions such as buying cyber insurance.

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At the 2018 FAIR Conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh yesterday, the FAIR Institute announced the winners of the annual FAIR awards honoring three leaders in cyber and operational risk management and security for their roles advancing business-aligned and data-driven cultures in their organizations and the profession.

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