Posted September 15, 2017 by Steve Tabacek
A Forbes online article makes the observation “When CEOs Talk Strategy, 70% of the Company Doesn’t Get It.” The article goes on to say that even in high-performing companies with “clearly articulated public strategies,” only 30% of employees can correctly identify their company’s strategy.
Posted September 13, 2017 by Rebecca Merritt
We’re big fans of the FAIR model that powers the RiskLens platform because it’s a tool for running down every little corner of potential threats and losses to arrive at as accurate an estimate of risk as possible. It’s also a model of clear thinking – you can pretty much look at this diagram below and understand how we analyze risk.
Posted September 11, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
The massive exfiltration of data from Equifax—Social Security numbers and more vital information on perhaps 143 million persons—serves a chilling notice.
Posted September 7, 2017 by Steve Tabacek
For many of our customers, the end of summer also brings the annual task of securing the next fiscal year’s budget.
Posted September 5, 2017 by Leanne Scott
Back when I was in a mentorship program and learning how the upper echelons of my company worked, I learned about the Information Technology budgeting process. It was a hoot.
Posted September 1, 2017 by Paige Pilarski
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. You’ve probably heard this joke before about solving complex problems. It relates to risk, too.
Posted August 30, 2017 by Teresa Suarez
During a client engagement, I listened to two experienced information security risk professionals lament about the results of a recent vendor risk assessment survey. The results indicated several “High Risk” vendors that needed attention. However, they couldn’t distinguish which “High Risk” vendors posed the most pressing or biggest threats to the company.
Posted August 29, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
The fast-rising waters from Hurricane Harvey that submerged Houston show how important it is to have business continuity plans ready – and right.
Posted August 24, 2017 by Tim Wynkoop
At RiskLens, we figure risk as the probable frequency and probable magnitude of a future loss – in other words, how often losses are likely to happen and how much loss is likely to result.
Posted August 24, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland
You’ve learned about the FAIR model and its highly practical and productive way of analyzing risk and now you can never look at a risk heat map without seeing all the guesswork that went into it.
You’d like to bring risk quantification (and a more business-driven approach to risk in general) to your organization.