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The FAIRTM (Factor Analysis of Information Risk) cyber risk framework has emerged as the premier Value at Risk (VaR) framework for cybersecurity and operational risk. The FAIRTM 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 FAIRTM Institute and its community focus on innovation, education and sharing of best practices to advance the FAIRTM cyber risk framework and the information risk management profession.

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