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David Musselwhite

David Musselwhite
David Musselwhite is a Risk Consultant – Training Lead at RiskLens. He has been a quantitative risk management practitioner for more than five years and led part of the Enterprise Risk Management team at a large, nationwide financial services company.

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3 Risk Identification Questions You Should Be Asking

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2022 11:59:00 PM / by David Musselwhite posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Risk managers are always seeking to address the cybersecurity and technology risks that matter most to their organizations. But you can’t analyze and prioritize what you don’t identify.

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Three Reasons You Should Get FAIR Certified

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by David Musselwhite posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Whether you’ve just been introduced to FAIR, recently completed RiskLens’ FAIR training, or learned about FAIR through self-study, pursuing the Open FAIR Certification is a worthwhile goal. As more large companies and regulatory bodies accept FAIR as a leading methodology for quantitatively analyzing risk, the Open FAIR Certification is becoming increasingly valuable. 

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Fight Your Fear of Forecasting Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2018 2:14:04 PM / by David Musselwhite posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Take a look at the course offerings of most top-tier business schools and you’ll find listings like “Applied Business Forecasting,” where students “acquire hands-on experience with building and applying forecasting models to actual data on sales, inventories, income, earnings per share, and other variables widely encountered in business

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Cyber Risk Is New but FAIR Analysis Applies Time-tested Techniques

[fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by David Musselwhite posted in FAIR

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“Everyone dislikes novelty, and experts tend to be over-critical of proposals in their own domain.” This is the plainly-stated conclusion of a fascinating blind study wherein expert medical researchers were asked to evaluate new research proposals, some in other medical specialties and some in the areas in which they were experts. “New ideas got worse scores from everyone, but they were particularly punished by experts.” 

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Who (or What) Is Really a “Cyber Threat”

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2018 3:10:15 PM / by David Musselwhite posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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The MIT Technology Review recently published an article about what they called “cyber threats.” While the article identifies trending attack methods and scenarios to be concerned about, none of the things that made the list are actually threats.

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When Non-Compliance Is A-OK [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2017 2:50:16 PM / by David Musselwhite posted in FAIR, Risk Management, FAIR Conference 2017

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“You are clearly out of compliance with a federal law.” When you, as a risk management professional, hear this, what is your first reaction?

A. “Yikes! We better fix that immediately!”
B. “That sounds like a problem for the Compliance Department?”
C. “So what? The government has it’s hand in everything, let us run our business!”
D. “Hmm…let’s perform a risk analysis and see if we should be concerned.”

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