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What is the FAIR Institute?

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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COSO ERM’s Cyber Risk Guidance Recommends FAIR™ – Interview with ERM Authority James Lam

In another milestone for acceptance of FAIR™ and cyber risk quantification, COSO has issued its first guidance document on applying the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework to cyber risk management – and included a reference to the FAIR model

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FAIR™ Fundamentals Training Course Is a Must-Do in 2020

We are hosting multiple FAIR™ Analysis Fundamentals Training Courses throughout the year and across the country. Take advantage of one of these excellent opportunities to work with expert trainers in person

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Jack Jones’ 2019 Insights on Building a Cyber Risk Management Program – and Outrunning the Bear

“Thought leadership” is a term that gets used loosely but Jack Jones, creator of Factor Analysis of Information Risk (the FAIR™ model) and Chairman of the FAIR Institute has been out in front of the profession for years patiently pointing out the limitations of conventional, qualitative risk analysis

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Inherent Risk vs. Residual Risk Explained in 90 Seconds

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...

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Risk Analysis vs. Risk Assessment: What's the Difference?

Yes, this is Cyber Risk 101, but risk analysis vs risk assessment is common confusion, so let Jack Jones explain it in an excerpt from his book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach

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'Risk Appetite' vs. 'Risk Tolerance'. What’s the Difference?

The terms “risk appetite” and its close cousin “risk tolerance” are often poorly understood, very rarely used to good effect, and commonly used interchangeably.

Similar to the word “risk,” you will...

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