On-site, Before FAIRCON19

Interested in getting FAIR-certified or expanding your knowledge of FAIR principles? Join us for optional conference add-on courses before FAIRCON19.

This year, we are offering both the beginning FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Training course, and the advanced FAIR Analyst Learning Path Training Course before the conference. Both existing FAIR Institute members and non-members who attend FAIRCON19 are welcome to partake in these training courses.


Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23

The training will take place from 9 AM to 5 PM. Training will include catered breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks on both days. A full schedule outline will be published closer to the event.


RiskLens® has been delivering risk-focused training for over ten years and our facilitators are among the foremost experts in FAIR and technology risk. We not only cover all relevant and important concepts around risk quantification and the FAIR framework, but also apply that knowledge in classroom-led case study analyses to ensure each participant has practical application experience. Risk analysts who complete the training program will gain a set of analytical skills as well as an improved ability to identify, measure, and communicate risk.

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ABOUT THE FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

WHO

Both existing FAIR Institute members and non-members are welcome to partake. Please note: this is an optional conference add-on course that you can add to your FAIRCON19 ticket purchase, however those taking the course must purchase a FAIRCON19 ticket.

WHAT

Join us for two days of on-site learning for the Introductory FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Course at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, immediately before FAIRCON19. Led by FAIR experts from our technical advisor, RiskLens®, this workshop-style course will walk you through a foundational introduction to FAIR's core principles and enable analysts like you to: 

  • Recognize the challenges associated with commonly used risk assessment approaches;
  • Distinguish the advantages and limitations associated with FAIR; 
  • Internalize and apply basic risk concepts and terminology; 
  • Understand common measurement challenges and how to effectively and consistently overcome them using measurement concepts; and
  • Ultimately performing quantitative risk analyses.

WHEN 

September 22 - 23, immediately before FAIRCON19 

WHERE

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

WHY

You may be wondering why FAIR Training is so valuable. Led by our technical advisors at RiskLens, FAIR Training will help you get ahead in a number of ways:

  • You will learn firsthand from the experts: FAIR is the only standard quantitative model for cybersecurity and operational risk.
  • You will take your career to the next level: analysts trained in FAIR can build an effective approach to improved risk analysis and management, helping their organization not just thrive, but succeed.
  • You will be able to apply FAIR principles in all aspects of business: from identifying control weaknesses and concentrations of risks, to optimizing security mitigation budgets, FAIR will become your new standard.

PREREQUISITE(S)

No prior in-depth understanding of FAIR is necessary; this course is open to all FAIRCON19 attendees (both FAIR Institute members and non-members), who have enrolled in this optional, add-on course. 

Technical requirements include a laptop computer capable of connecting to wireless internet (provided) and one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer v9, Firefox v5, Chrome v7, or Safari v5.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

  • Introduction to FAIR
  • The State of the Risk Management Industry Today
  • Assumptions and Terminology
  • Measurement Concepts
    • Probability vs. Possibility
    • Probability vs. Prediction
    • Accuracy vs. Precision
  • Calibrated Estimation
  • The FAIR Model
  • Analysis Scoping
  • Quantifying Operational Risk
  • Controls and the FAIR Model
  • Reporting Risk Analysis Results

COURSE MATERIALS

Your RiskLens® instructors will provide you with a comprehensive curriculum, training workbooks, and materials needed to complete course exercises related to the training.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion with credited 16 CPE hours for professional certifications. Upon completion of this course, instructors will share how you can take the OpenFAIR Level 1 certification exam via The Open Group at a Pearson VUE Testing Center near you, and provide you with a voucher that completely covers the cost of the OpenFAIR Certification Exam.

ABOUT THE LEARNING PATH COURSE

WHO

Both existing FAIR Institute members and non-members are welcome to partake. Please note: this is an optional conference add-on course that you can add to your FAIRCON19 ticket purchase, however those taking the course must purchase a FAIRCON19 ticket.

WHAT

Join us for two days of on-site learning in the FAIR Analyst Learning Path Training Course at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, immediately before FAIRCON19. Led by FAIR experts from our technical advisor, RiskLens®, 

The FAIR Analyst Learning Path is designed to take participants with a foundational understanding of FAIR to the next level with four advanced courses, each covering one phase of the risk analysis process. Through the two days of  training, with interactive exercises, resource documents, and assessments reviewed by experienced FAIR practitioners from the RiskLens Academy, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how to scope and prioritize scenarios for analysis, collect data and estimates to input into the FAIR model, perform quality assurance on completed analyses, and present analysis results to decision-makers. After completion of the FAIR Analyst Learning Path, participants will have the knowledge, resources, and confidence to complete high-quality risk analyses for their organizations and scale a team of well-trained FAIR analysts.

WHEN 

September 22 - 23, immediately before FAIRCON19 

WHERE

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

WHY

Without a properly-scoped risk scenario, FAIR analysis is impossible. In this course, we'll introduce the risk analysis sub-process (a part of the larger Risk Management Process) and thoroughly discuss the first task in that sub-process, properly scoping an analysis. Learners will be able to clearly define the asset, threat, and effect involved in a given scenario and use those elements to craft a clear and succinct scenario statement.

Collecting data and working with subject-matter experts to gather calibrated estimates can be the most difficult part of a FAIR analyst's job. How do you clearly communicate the scenario to your SMEs? How do you get time on their calendars and make sure you're asking them the right questions? In this course, we'll take the analysis from being properly scoped to being ready to calculate. Learners will be able to choose the appropriate FAIR variables to include in their model of the scenario, will understand the importance of writing context-specific questions for each FAIR variable in their model, will be able to explain their analysis and what they need to the SME, and will be able to properly structure and conduct calibrated estimation sessions.

It's essential to perform quality assurance on analysis results, and not to just blindly trust the numbers that come out of the Monte Carlo analysis engine. Executing on a quality assurance checklist will ensure that the results align with the provided estimates and haven't been marred by typos or placement of estimates into the wrong variable in the model. Learners will be able to perform this quality assurance on analysis results as well as on their documented rationale before they proceed to preparing a results presentation.

An analysis isn't very valuable if you can't clearly communicate the results to inform decision-makers. In this course, participants will learn how to interpret and explain Annualized Loss Exposure, how to view breakdowns of forecasted losses by asset, threat, and loss type using the RiskLens software, and how to combine all of the relevant information about the analysis into a brief but effective results presentation. 

PREREQUISITE(S)

The FAIR Analyst Learning Path assumes foundational knowledge of the FAIR model, calibrated estimation, measurement concepts, and other topics from the FAIR Analysis Fundamentals course. It is only recommended for participants who have already completed that course, either online or in-person, or who have extensively studied FAIR via other means.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Deep Dives into:

  • Scoping
  • Collecting Data and Estimates
  • Running Analysis and Validating Results
  • Presenting Results

COURSE MATERIALS

Your RiskLens® instructors will provide you with a comprehensive curriculum, training workbooks, and materials needed to complete course exercises related to the training.

PRICING & ENROLLMENT

PRICING

Both Training Courses are priced at $1,500 per student

HOW TO ENROLL 

This optional course will appear as an additional ticket option. If you wish to purchase a seat in the training course, please select the quantity (1) in addition to your required conference registration.

 

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ABOUT RISKLENS

RiskLens® is the premier provider of cyber risk management software and empowers large enterprises and government organizations to manage cyber risk from the business perspective by quantifying it in dollars and cents. RiskLens serves as FAIR Institute’s sponsor and technical advisor where it is led by FAIR-certified experts.

Our customers leverage RiskLens to understand their cyber risk exposure in financial terms, prioritize their risk mitigations, measure the ROI of their security investments, and optimize their cyber insurance coverage. RiskLens is the only cyber risk management software purpose-built on FAIR, the only international standard Value at Risk (VaR) model for cyber security and operational risk.

For more information visit the RiskLens® website at www.risklens.com