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Jeff B. Copeland

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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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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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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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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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You Attended the FAIR™ Seminar at RSA Conference 2020 – Here Are Next Steps to Start Your FAIR Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2020 4:50:24 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Events

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If you were among the 700 RSA Conference attendees who sat in on one of the two half-day seminars introducing FAIR™, led by Jack Jones and Jack Freund (photo), co-authors of the FAIR book, you got a good look at the power of the FAIR model

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Meet the Members Podcast: Paris Chapter Leaders Tom Callaghan and Christophe Foret, Co-Founders of C-Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2020 9:08:18 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Fair Institute, Meet a Member

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Tom Callaghan and Christophe Foret pioneered FAIR™ in Europe, both as founders of the Paris Chapter of the Institute and of consulting firm C-Risk, the European leader in cyber risk quantification services. 

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Meet a Member Podcast: Alex Rogozhin, Building a FAIR™ Program Bottom Up at Truist

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2020 12:58:34 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Meet a Member

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Risk quantification pioneers come to FAIR™ from all different directions but Alex Rogozhin, Sr. Manager, Cybersecurity Intelligence Team, at banking company Truist had one of the more unusual journeys.

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'Why Is the Healthcare Industry Still So Bad at Cybersecurity?' Let's Start with Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2020 1:40:11 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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A new article from Ars Technica asks the question “why is the healthcare industry still so bad at cybersecurity?” and answers with an inventory of institutional and regulatory shortsightedness, resistance to change, lack of budget and simple confusion that calls out for the kind of re-set button that other industries are hitting with a risk-based approach to cybersecurity like FAIR™.  

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Webinar on Demand: How Fannie Mae Integrates FAIR™ Cyber Risk Analysis and Threat Intel

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2020 2:42:47 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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In this webinar, Cyber Intelligence Analyst Samantha Chamberlin, tells how Fannie Mae uses FAIR™ to solve the common problems of both threat intelligence and risk analysis teams, particularly the challenges of gathering information from technical SMEs

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