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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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FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Training Course before the 2019 RSA Conference

The Native Sons Building - Harry M. Smith Conference Room at Union Square

March 3 & 4, 2019

 Register today for the FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Training Course. 
Before the RSA Conference, in San Francisco, on Sunday, March 3 and Monday, March 4.
The FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Course is the top training course in the world
for learning how to both define and measure risk quantitatively.

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