Members of the FAIR Institute take advantage of many benefits. The greatest benefit is access to the exclusive community of information risk officers, cyber security leaders and business executives who share their experience and knowledge on the growing discipline of information risk management. Members also receive early access to research and content generated by the Institute, discounts on events and the annual FAIR Conference, weekly blog updates, and more.

FAIR Institute Membership Benefits 

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Membership in the FAIR Institute is currently free. All of our costs are underwritten by our Technical Advisor, Partners and Sponsors. 



There are various criteria for determining FAIR Institute membership level, as outlined below.

Note: Sales, marketing, or business development executives are not eligible for FAIR Institute Membership, but are eligible to become a partner.

  • General Member: Open to any business, risk or technology practitioner aiming to improve their knowledge of FAIR. General Membership is open to people from all industries and from organizations of all sizes.
  • Executive Member: Open to risk or IT security practitioners from organizations with greater than $10M in overall IT Security budget. Qualified titles include vice president, director, manager. Executive membership is also achieved by advancing the mission of the FAIR Institute through at least one of the following activities:
    • Participate in an Industry or Vertical Workgroup
    • Attend the FAIR Conference
  • Charter Member: Reserved for C-level officers or their direct reports at organizations with greater than $10M in overall IT Security budget. Charter Members are not only seeking to advance their FAIR knowledge base, they also have the experience and desire to give back to FAIR Institute programs in order to accelerate the proliferation of this standard framework. Charter Membership is also achieved through the following activities:
    • Leading a workgroup
    • Speaking (keynote or panel) at the FAIR Conference
    • Serve as a public reference for the FAIR Institute