What is the FAIR Institute?

FAIRTM (Factor Analysis of Information Risk)  has emerged as the premier Value at Risk (VaR) model for cybersecurity and operational risk. The FAIRTM Institute is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of measuring and managing cyber and operational 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 model and the cyber and operational risk management professions.

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Members Worldwide
45%
Fortune 1000 Orgs.
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The FAIR Institute is extremely proud to be named one of the
'Three Most Important Industry Organizations of the Last 30 Years'
at the 2019 SC Awards.

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Completely new to FAIR™ (Factor Analysis of Information Risk) or already onboarded a quantitative risk management program and wondering “what now?” The 2022 FAIR Conference will arm you with insights and inspiration.

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FAIR Institute Message to NIST Proposes Enhancing the NIST CSF with Quantitative Controls Analysis (FAIR-CAM)

Contributing to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) effort to update the Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), the FAIR Institute sent a proposal to help align the framework with the FAIR Controls Analytics Model (FAIR-CAM™)

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