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

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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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RSVP Today for the 2018 Risk Management Maturity Benchmark Survey Results Webinar

Join Jack Jones, Chairman of the FAIR Institute, and our expert panel for this engaging webinar on Friday, December 14, at 2 PM EST. Together, they will explore key findings from the 2018 Risk Management Maturity Benchmark Study

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

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?

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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Inherent Risk vs. Residual Risk Explained in 90 Seconds

I recently had a conversation with clients around a risk analysis they conducted and noticed as they walked me through it that they seemed to get hung up on the terms “inherent risk” and “residual...

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Risk Analysis vs. Risk Assessment: What's the Difference?

Yes, this is Cyber Risk 101, but risk analysis vs risk assessment is common confusion, so let Jack Jones explain it in an excerpt from his book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach

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'Risk Appetite' vs. 'Risk Tolerance'. What’s the Difference?

The terms “risk appetite” and its close cousin “risk tolerance” are often poorly understood, very rarely used to good effect, and commonly used interchangeably.

Similar to the word “risk,” you will...

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