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Join Jack Jones & RiskLens at Cyber Risk North America in NYC June 20-21

Posted June 5, 2017 by Tiziana Barrow


Meet with prominent cyber risk players and peers to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to cyber risk at Cyber Risk North America 2017, the financial sector's specialist forum for improving cyber security risk management.

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The Yahoo! Effect: Cyber Risk Is Killing Merger Deals

Posted June 1, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

Global accounting firm EY recently surveyed 2,300 senior executives about their mergers activity over the previous year and turned up this disturbing result: Of those who had canceled a planned acquisition, 39% said the primary reason was “concerns about cybersecurity”.

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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on Cybersecurity ROI: FAIR Does the Math

Posted May 30, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

"Organizations are spending an ever-larger portion of their IT budgets on security. But what does it get them?..It is hard to go to the Board of Directors to ask for more investment when you can’t even measure the impact of current investments.”

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RiskLens To Sponsor 2017 FAIR Conference & Training

Posted May 26, 2017 by Vanessa McCoy

RiskLens is a proud sponsor of the 2017 FAIR Conference (FAIRCON17) that will take place later this year in Dallas, TX, on October 16 & 17 at The Hilton Anatole.

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Rise of the Business-Savvy CISO [Infographic]

Posted May 26, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

Generally speaking, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) came up through the ranks of IT, corporate security or law enforcement, not the business management path. Now, CISOs have to evolve to think and speak like experienced business people. What's going on? This infographic outlines four forces coming together to push cybersecurity leaders out of their normal skillsets and comfort zones. 

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[FREE eBook]: An Executive's Guide to Cyber Risk Economics

Posted May 24, 2017 by Vanessa McCoy

We are pleased to introduce our latest free resource: an eBook written by Jack Jones, creator of the FAIR model and the foremost authority in the field of information risk management. At RiskLens, we found that all too often, cyber risk officers are not equipped with the right tools to earn themselves a seat at the business table. 

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Guarding the Galaxy Against Supervillains: A FAIR Risk Analysis

Posted May 23, 2017 by Tim Wynkoop

I frequently hear from clients that they'd like to perform a FAIR risk analysis on more than just information risk or cyber risk.  They want to be able to perform more of an operational risk analysis.  Thankfully, FAIR (that’s Factor Analysis of Information Risk, the model that powers RiskLens) is flexible enough that you can do just that.  I have enlisted the help of my friends at Marvel to show how easy it is to perform a FAIR analysis on just about anything, including operational risk–just for fun, let’s say, on guarding the galaxy.   

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How I Analyzed the Top 10 Cybersecurity Risks for a Financial Institution (a Deep Dive)

Posted May 19, 2017 by Cody Whelan

For a few weeks now in blog posts, I’ve referenced the Top 10 cybersecurity risk analysis I conducted with RiskLens for a financial institution customer (see In a Top 10 Risks Analysis, Get These Two Factors Right).  Now that anticipation is at a peak, I figured I would provide my overview, along with some key insights to each risk-analysis scenario.  

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A Better Way to Meet Trump’s Cybersecurity Order: Quantify Risk

Posted May 16, 2017 by Chris Bryant

It’s official, President Trump’s new Executive Order on cybersecurity has been signed, after versions circulated around the government and security community for months.

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Prepare for the Next Ransomware Epidemic with a FAIR Analysis

Posted May 15, 2017 by Jeff B. Copeland

In the largest ransomware attack ever, the WannaCry (or WannaCrypt or Wana Decryptor) malware has spread to 150 countries in a few days, freezing computer systems from FedEx in the US to phone companies in Spain and Russia. In Britain, National Health Service (NHS) hospitals had to turn away patients from emergency rooms.

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