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Jeff B. Copeland

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Health IT Security Interviews Highmark Health’s Omar Khawaja on How FAIR Drives Security Processes

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2019 11:29:30 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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CISO Omar Khawaja built a highly rated security program for Highmark Health, the major manager of health plans and hospitals – but something was missing, he told Health IT Security in a recently published interview.

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Watch the Video: Congressional Cybersecurity Leader Jim Langevin to FAIRCON19: “You Are Moving the Country to a Better Place”

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 8, 2019 3:52:00 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2019

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(We just added the video so you can watch in its entirety this significant speech looking back and forward on US government cybersecurity policy. Watch the video now. FAIR Institute membership and LINK community site registration -- both free-- required to view the video.)

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FAIRCON19 Media Coverage Gets the Message Out about ‘Rethinking Risk Management’

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2019 2:09:39 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2019

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Last week’s 2019 FAIR Conference in National Harbor, MD, drew a record crowd of enthusiastic practitioners and learners of FAIR quantitative risk analysis. thorough media coverage of the event spread the word to a wider audience that risk management, particularly on the cyber side, is undergoing a fundamental change for the better

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FAIR Conference 2019 Day 2: Advice on 3rd Party Risk, Pitching the Board, ERM, IRM and Messy Data from Doug Hubbard, Gartner and More

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2019 8:54:32 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2019

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Like Day One of FAIRCON19, the second day of the FAIR Institute’s annual gathering covered a wide range of top-of-mind topics for cybersecurity and risk professionals

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FAIRCON 2019 Day One: Tips on Starting and Evolving a Risk Management Program from B of A, DOE, Quicken Loans and More

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2019

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The theme of the 2019 FAIR Conference that kicked off Tuesday is "How to Build a Quantitative Risk Management Program with FAIR" and comes with plenty of signs that the FAIR movement is pushing forward into wide acceptance

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Jack Jones FAIRCON19 Keynote: "Enabling Risk Management Programs that Actually Work"

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2019 8:28:14 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR Conference 2019

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FAIR Institute Chairman and FAIR model creator Jack Jones started his keynote for the 2019 FAIR Conference at National Harbor, MD, with a question: “What’s the cost of a $5 million risk management program?” all in with salaries, services, technology, etc.  Much more than you think, Jack pointed out.

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Jack Jones Honored with SC Media Reboot Leadership Award

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2019 2:03:23 PM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Jack Jones

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SC Media has awarded FAIR Institute Chairman Jack Jones with the SC Media Reboot Leadership Award in the Non-Profit Founders category.  Jack is the creator of Factor Analysis of Information Risk, the FAIR model for risk quantification that is indeed rebooting risk management

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No Time to Talk Cyber Risk, Senior Executives Say

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2019 8:14:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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In a new survey for Microsoft and insurance broker Marsh, only 17% of the senior executives surveyed said they spent more than a few days cumulatively over the past year on cyber risk. More than half, 51%, spent several hours or less. Yet 80% of organizations ranked cyber risk as a top-five concern.

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Creating a Cyber Risk Intelligence Framework with FAIR – Jack Freund in ISSA Journal

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in Risk Management

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In an important article for ISSA Journal, Jack Freund, PhD, co-author of the FAIR book, Measuring and Managing Information Risk, introduces the concept of a Cyber Risk Intelligence Framework that combines four standard frameworks, including FAIR

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NIST Maps FAIR to the CSF - Big Step Forward in Acceptance of Cyber Risk Quantification

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2019 9:01:00 AM / by Jeff B. Copeland posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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Today marks a milestone in FAIR history as NIST has formally published FAIR as an Informative Reference to the NIST CSF, the most widely used cybersecurity framework in the U.S. This means that there is mapping between FAIR and the NIST CSF standard in the sections covering risk analysis and risk management.

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