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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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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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Meet the Members: Michael Lewis and Ashish Shah of Chevron on Bringing FAIR to the Oil and Gas Industry

Michael Lewis, Cyber Security and Technology Strategy Planner at Chevron and Ashish Shah, Team Lead of Cyber Security Risk Assessment and Operational Excellence at Chevron, are the Co-Chairs of the Houston Chapter of the FAIR Institute – and have a story to tell about patience and persistence

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FAIR Risk Terminology: ‘Vulnerability’ Is ‘Susceptibility’, the Open Group Says

The Open Group Security Forum, the experts who maintain Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR™) as the international standard for cyber risk quantification, recently updated the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge to clarify some risk terminology, including this statement:   

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Meet a Member: Chip Block, FAIR Institute Washington Chapter Lead and Pioneer FAIR Consultant, on Where the Quantification Movement Is Going

“I’ve been involved with the FAIR Institute almost from Day One,” says Chip Block, Vice President and Chief Solutions Architect at Evolver, a Converged Security Solutions Company. Chip founded the first local chapter of the FAIR Institute

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