On-site, Before FAIRCON18

Interested in getting ready for the FAIR certification exam or expanding your risk analysis skills? Join us for our Introductory FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Course directly before FAIRCON18, onsite at Carnegie Mellon University. This course is designed to provide individuals with the conceptual foundation, methods, tools, and practical experience necessary to competently perform a FAIR analysis.

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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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 FAIRCON18 ticket purchase, however those taking the course must purchase a FAIRCON18 ticket.


Join us for two days of on-site Introductory FAIR Analysis Fundamentals Course at Carnegie Mellon University, immediately before FAIRCON18. 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.


October 14 - 15, immediately before FAIRCON18 


Carnegie Mellon Universiy, Jared L. Cohon Center, Pittsburgh, PA


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.


No prior in-depth understanding of FAIR is necessary; this course is open to all FAIRCON18 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.


  • 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


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.


SUNDAY, October 14 and MONDAY, October 15

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.



$1,500 Per Student


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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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