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Does Your Business Impact Analysis Leave You Wanting More?

Posted August 3, 2017 by Isaiah McGowan

Dwight D. Eisenhower is famously quoted as saying: “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is invaluable.” This truism carries over from the battlefield to Business Continuity Planning (BCP). However, the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) suffers a fatal flaw, thus often compromising the planning stage.

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The 3 C’s that Risk Analysts Want Their CISOs to Know

Posted July 27, 2017 by Tim Wynkoop

In my work as a RiskLens analyst, I’m privileged to be invited by our clients to take a deep look at their risk processes, and to help guide them through some serious thinking on difficult topics, and not just about the risks faced by the company. Implementing RiskLens and the FAIR model also means changing some longtime beliefs about risk analysis and risk management.

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How CIOs Can Teach Technology Risk to CEOs: A Mini-Guide

Posted July 26, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

The 2017 CEO Survey by Gartner found that the corporate leaders rank profit growth as their #1 goal, naturally, but ranked technology-driven business change as #2. Forty-two percent call their businesses “digital first”. Yet 53% of those surveyed could not name a clear metric for digital success.

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4 Steps to a Smarter Risk Heat Map

Posted July 24, 2017 by Cody Whelan

The risk heat map. An industry staple for many years.  The standard 3x3, or 5x5 chart that has frequency on one axis, severity on the other, with colors ranging from green to red.  

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Cyber Attacks Hit the Bottom Line in 2017 [Updated]

Posted July 19, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

This is the year, 2017, that cyber threats broke down the boardroom door and confronted board directors with the ugly reality that cyber risk could quickly escalate to operational risk, market risk and even enterprise risk.

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Definitions: Cyber Risk vs. Technology Risk. What’s the Difference?

Posted July 18, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

At RiskLens, we’re all about defining and refining “risk” to laser focus on what can be measured (in meaningful ways), prioritized and ultimately managed. When we hear loose use of terminology in the risk field, our antennae go up.

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Put Cyber Threat Intelligence in the Driver's Seat of Your Quantification Program

Posted July 17, 2017 by Isaiah McGowan

“What should I measure first?”

I expect this seemingly innocuous question from any organization starting their journey towards cyber risk quantification. It’s the right first question. But, dwelling too long on the topic can result in pinning your program to the ground before you even turn on the thrusters. 

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The RiskLens Onboarding Trail Map [Infographic]

Posted July 14, 2017 by Leanne Scott

Onboarding the RiskLens platform, learning the FAIR model that powers the application, and socializing your organization to think in terms of risk quantification -- it's a lot like a hike with a lofty goal.  It’s one you can handle with a little stretching, some determination, some flexibility, and perhaps a little help from the park ranger.  Once you’ve accomplished it, you're going to love the view from the top.  And as they say, it’s all downhill from there.

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RiskLens Closes $5 Million Series A Equity Investment

Posted July 11, 2017 by Nicola (Nick) Sanna

As understanding of the value of risk quantification for cyber security rapidly increases, RiskLens doubles down on its growth plans to consolidate its leadership position. I'm pleased to announce that we are now fueled by a $5 million Series A round of equity financing.

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In Quantitative Risk Analysis, Words Matter, Too

Posted July 10, 2017 by Cody Whelan

I’m one of the lucky members of the RiskLens Professional Services team who has the opportunity to deliver on-site training to new and existing customers.  Our training engagements are always interactive, informative, for both our clients and myself, and most importantly a fun time. 

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