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A FAIR Beginner’s Guide to the 2022 FAIR Conference

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 17, 2022 11:50:38 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland

FAIRCON19 - Panel DiscussionCompletely 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. First, you’ll be in a hall filled with experienced FAIR practitioners who are generous with their advice (and the agenda has plenty of networking time built in). 

The FAIR Conference (FAIRCON22) takes place in-person in Washington, DC, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and online. Training sessions are Sunday and Monday, 25 & 26, and conference sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 & 28. Get information and register now

Here are some of our recommendations for a beginner to get the most out of the conference. See the complete agenda

FAIR Conference Sessions and Training for Beginners

FAIR Fundamentals Training

Sunday & Monday, September 25 & 26, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (at the conference hotel)

Any beginner should start here, with the two-day introductory course to the Open FAIR™ methodology for risk analysis, including basic risk concepts and quantitative risk measurement techniques. Learners walk out prepared for the Open FAIR certification exam. Sign up for the Fundamentals course when you register for the conference.

More training opportunities at FAIRCON22

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Panel: Driving Culture Change - From a Compliance to a Risk-based Approach to Cybersecurity

Mary Elizabeth Faulkner - Thrivent 3Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

>>Omar Khawaja, CISO, Highmark Health

>>Mark Tomallo, SVP, CISO, Victoria’s Secret

>>Mary Elizabeth Faulkner, CISO, Thrivent Financial

>>Jeff Norem, Deputy CISO, Freddie Mac

Any experienced FAIR hand will tell you that introducing this standard for risk quantification comes with a challenge in managing change and adaptation with your team and your stakeholders. This morning session with FAIR CISOs will give you the big picture to set your own strategy.  

Watch an interview with Mary Faulkner, CISO at Thrivent


Case Study: “FAIR: Okay, Now What?” - Steps to Set Up a Quantitative Risk Management Program at Any Organization

Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

 >>Michael Meis, Associate CISO, KU Health

Michael is well along in a FAIR program launch at a major healthcare institution. You’ll want to hear this report from the front lines, with some step-by-step advice on your first moves.

Watch an interview with Michael Meis


Case Study: Five Objections to FAIR and How to Overcome Them

TTony Martin-Vegue - FAIR Institute Beginner Webinaruesday, September 27, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

>>Tony Martin-Vegue, Senior Information Security Risk Engineer, Netflix

>>Prashanthi Koutha, Senior Risk Engineer, Netflix

Tony and Prashanthi are veterans of multiple FAIR program launches – and guarantee you will hear these objections. They have the answers.



Case Study: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Quantitative Risk Management Program

Tim Wynkoop 2 - EquinixWednesday, September 28, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM 

>>Tim Wynkoop, Sr. Information Security Risk Engineer, Equinix

Before Equinix, Tim led a long list of FAIR program launches as a consultant. In this talk, he will outline techniques crucial to success in introducing risk quantification and share some of the planning documentation he uses.


Tom Callaghan - C-Risk 2Case Study: Embedding CRQ in the Infosec Governance Process of a Fast-Growing Pop Culture Retail Organization

Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 

>>Markus Kaufmann, CISO, Senior Director of Information Security, Funko

>>Tom Callaghan, Co-Founder, C-Risk

One consistent bit of advice we hear from successful FAIR leaders: Start your program by filling a need for quantitative risk analysis within ongoing processes. Markus, from toy company Funko, and Tom, a Paris-based FAIR consultant, will present a detailed case study.

See the complete agenda for FAIRCON22

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Jeff B. Copeland

Written by Jeff B. Copeland

Jeff is the Content Marketing Manager for RiskLens.

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