October 16 & 17 | Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Join us at the 2018 FAIR Conference

Discover emerging best practices and models for managing information risk from a business perspective.

What is the FAIR Institute?

Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) has emerged as the standard Value at Risk (VaR) framework for cybersecurity and operational risk.

The FAIR Institute is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of measuring and managing information risk.

It provides information risk, cybersecurity and business executives with the standards and best practices to help organizations measure, manage and report on information risk from the business perspective. The FAIR Institute and its community focus on innovation, education and sharing of best practices to advance FAIR and the information risk management profession.

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The FAIR Institute ran an intense schedule at the recent RSAC24 Conference in San Francisco, with a nonstop, all-day flow of people at our booth, a packed evening event and an introductory seminar led by FAIR creator Jack Jones and Bernie Dunn. 

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The FAIR Institute hosted a happy hour sponsored by Technical Advisor Safe Security at the 2024 RSA Conference that drew a packed house to a San Francisco wine bar, a crowd that, by a show of hands, was mostly new to quantitative cyber risk management, and clearly eager to drink up advice on starting and scaling a FAIR program from our guest speakers:

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In this article, I break down the UnitedHealth Group cyber-attack, giving an easy-to-understand overview packed with insightful details. I utilized the FAIR Materiality Assessment Model (FAIR-MAM) to quantify losses, drawing on data from UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's SEC Form 8-K/A (Amendment No. 2) filed on April 24, 2024, the Q1 earnings call, and Congressional testimony alongside lists of class action legal filings and regulatory investigations, and more sources. 

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7 Basic Tools for FAIR Cyber Risk Analysis

If you’re looking to try Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR™) in a lightweight way, these tools and resources will get you started – all of them offered by the FAIR Institute or shared by...

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