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Jeff B. Copeland

Jeff is the Content Marketing Manager for RiskLens.

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[Video] FAIRCON18 Panel: How Get Buy-In for a Quantitative Risk Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2018 10:26:58 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, FAIR

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You’re sold on FAIR and quantitative risk analytics but until you bring your organization around, you’re just an army of one. In this panel discussion at the 2018 FAIR Conference, four successful FAIR intrapreneurs give some tips on how they built support, starting at the team level, and working their way up to the board of directors.

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FAIRCON18 Video: A Master Class on Reporting Cyber Risk to the Board

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2018 8:29:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, Risk Management

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Case Study: Reporting to the Board: What Got You Here, Won't Get You There,  a  presentation by Omar Khawaja, CISO at Highmark Health at the recent 2018 FAIR Conference at Carnegie Mellon University was a master class in communicating risk to the board and the business. Omar was this year’s winner of the FAIR Institute’s Business Innovator Award for his ambitious and creative introduction of FAIR to Highmark.

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[Video] FAIRCON18 Table Top Exercise: Pay or Not Pay on Ransomware?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, Risk Management

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You’re the CISO of a Fortune 1000 company and the VP of sales comes to you with the typical ransomware lock on a laptop screen. The VP says there’s a $10 million sale that can’t be closed because all the deal data is sitting on the local laptop, not the network. The VP wants the company to pay the 3,000-bitcoin ransom. What’s your recommendation?

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FAIRCON18 Video: Walmart, Cisco, Ascena on ‘Shifting the Discussion to Cost-Effective Decision Making’

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 11:51:02 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, Risk Management

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How do you move your organization off an opinion-based approach to risk management and on to fact-based discussions, with quantitative risk analysis as the starting point? 

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[Video] FAIRCON18 Case Study: Walmart Extends FAIR from Cyber to Operational Risk

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2018 11:31:09 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management, FAIR Conference 2018

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Walmart is a FAIR champion in infosec (Joel Baese,  Director, Governance and Decision Science, Information Security, has been a FAIRCON honoree and panelist) but the retailing giant is also pioneering quantitative risk analytics on the physical security side, as Christina Nelson, Director, GISAT Risk and Strategy, told the 2018 FAIR Conference.

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Meet a FAIR Institute Partner: Cindy Donaldson, Global Resilience Federation (GRF)

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2018 10:38:34 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR

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The FAIR Institute and the Global Resilience Federation (GRF)--a non-profit hub for industry groups and government to share intelligence on cyber and physical threats and vulnerabilities --recently formed a strategic partnership that includes providing discounted FAIR training to GRF members through the RiskLens Academy

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[Video] FAIRCON18 Panel: How FAIR and TBM Work Together to Show the Business Value of Cybersecurity

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, Risk Management

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In recent years, many CIOs in big enterprises and government have successfully positioned themselves as not just IT operators but business enablers, using the discipline of Technology Business Management (TBM), a set of best practices to consistently communicate both the cost and the value of IT services.

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[Video] FAIRCON18 Panel Explains How to Bridge the Gap Between CISO and CRO

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2018 10:53:17 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, Risk Management

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As the FAIR model and risk quantification brings cyber risk management in line with the rest of enterprise risk management, the roles of CISO and CRO also pull closer together. A panel discussion at the recent 2018 FAIR Conference showed a cooperative CISO/CRO relationship in action

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[Video] James Lam’s FAIRCON18 Keynote on ERM, Cybersecurity Oversight and Cyber Risk's Future

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2018, Risk Management

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At the recent 2018 FAIR Conference, James Lam, the enterprise risk management and corporate governance authority and chairman of the risk committee for the E*TRADE board of directors, gave a master class

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What Drives Value in Cyber Risk Reporting? 2018 'Cyber Balance Sheet' Answers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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Greetings FAIR Instituters! I’m glad to be able to give you a summary of research that many of you participated in a few months ago. Before I do that, though, we need to rewind a bit further back in time.  

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