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Video: Jack Jones and ‘Gray Rhino’ Author Michele Wucker Talk Why We Don’t See Risks Coming

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2020 7:09:35 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland

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It was a meeting of the minds: FAIR model creator Jack Jones, who’s dedicated his career advocating for quantitative, critical thinking against the easy-button practices of conventional cyber risk management—and Michele Wucker, author of The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

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Vote Today: FAIR™ Nominated as “Cyber Risk Model of the Year” in the Advisen Cyber Risk Awards for Second Year in a Row

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2020 6:59:45 PM / by Luke Bader posted in FAIR, Fair Institute

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The FAIR Institute is excited to announce our second annual nomination in the 2020 Advisen Cyber Risk Awards for the category of "Cyber Risk Model of the Year."

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From a FAIR™ Institute Perspective, COVID-19 Isn’t a Black Swan. It’s a Gray Rhino

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2020 6:29:40 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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“Coronavirus is the black swan of 2020,” says a recent statement by Sequoia, the prominent venture capital firm, repeating a buzzy term that’s being widely circulated to describe the current pandemic crisis

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Meet a Member Podcast: Michael Kenney, Freddie Mac, Starting with FAIR™ from the Operational Risk Side

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2020 9:39:40 AM / by Luke Bader posted in Meet a Member

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While the beachhead for FAIR™ adoption in most organizations is on the cyber side, Michael Kenney, Vice President of Operational Risk for the Multifamily business line at Freddie Mac, the big secondary mortgage buyer, is introducing FAIR and quantification starting from the operational risk side – or, as he says with a “wider footprint.” 

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Jack Jones on How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Likely to Affect Cybersecurity Programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Jack Jones

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One of the questions I like to ask CISO’s is, “What is the most cost-effective control in your arsenal?”  The responses are varied and interesting, but their answers are pretty consistently based on bias

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Poll: FAIR™ Institute Members Say Work from Home Will Be Top Risk Category in Business Continuity Planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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We took a short survey of FAIR™ Institute email subscribers to get a quick read on their involvement with business continuity planning for the impact of COVID-19.  The poll keyed off a podcast with Jack Freund

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Video: How FAIR™ Cyber Risk Analysis Showed the Way to 3 Risk Reduction Wins for Fannie Mae

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2020 6:19:41 PM / by Luke Bader posted in FAIR

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You may think of FAIR™ quantitative cyber risk analysis as narrowly focused on the technical side of cybersecurity but watch this short video of Christopher Porter, CISO at Fannie Mae and member of the FAIR Institute Advisory Board to learn how FAIR enables CISOs to think more broadly

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Podcast: Jack Freund on the Role for FAIR™ Risk Analysts in Business Continuity Planning for Coronavirus

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2020 12:31:48 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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Organizations are rethinking their business continuity plans to get ahead of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic– an opportunity for IT risk analysts to bring to the table the critical thinking skills of Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR™) and quantitative cyber risk analysis.

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Video: How Ascena Retail Transferred Millions in Risk to 3rd Party Vendors, and More Wins from Its FAIR™ Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2020 8:26:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Case Studies

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In this short talk at the FAIR Institute Breakfast during the 2020 RSA Conference, Ascena Retail CISO Mark Tomallo transferred a lot of knowledge about starting and winning with a FAIR™ program

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3 Key Values of FAIR™ Risk Analysis (and 3 Reasons Your Organization Should Use It)

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2020 4:40:48 PM / by Taylor Maze posted in FAIR

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There are many reasons why cyber risk quantification utilizing the FAIR™ model has been adopted by 30% of the Fortune 1000.

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