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Jack Jones’ Advice in ‘Dark Reading’ on Smart Cybersecurity Investment

Posted December 12, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

In a new article for Dark Reading, How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?, Jack Jones, RiskLens' Chief Risk Scientist, gives as cogent an explanation as you’ll find for cyber risk quantification as the foundation of a cybersecurity program. ... Continue Reading

Jack Jones in Homeland Security Today: Feds Need a Game Plan for Their ‘Crown Jewels’

Posted December 6, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

In a lead article on the Homeland Security Today website, A Game Plan to Identify, Protect Information Crown Jewels, RiskLens Co-Founder and Chief Risk Scientist Jack Jones has some advice for federal agencies required to identify and prioritize risk management on their “crown jewels”: Get a clearer picture on your high-value assets, then get an effective risk analysis model to guide your security investments. ... Continue Reading

Risk Analysis or Risk Assessment? Know the Difference

Posted December 5, 2018 by Rebecca Merritt

One thing we learn from Factor Analysis of Information Risk (that’s the FAIR model that powers the RiskLens cyber risk analytics platform) is to take a disciplined approach to our thinking and language about risk. ... Continue Reading

Boards Adding Cybersecurity Committees, Wall St. Journal Reports

Posted November 28, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

A few pioneering boards are “taking the bold step of forming a full-fledged committee focused on cybersecurity,” the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity newsletter reports (subscribe to the newsletter to read the article).   ... Continue Reading

5 Insights from FAIR Creator Jack Jones on Transforming Your Risk Management Organization

Posted November 15, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

RiskLens Co-Founder and Chief Risk Scientist Jack Jones created the FAIR model for quantitative cyber risk analysis that powers the RiskLens analytics platform and wrote Measuring and Managing Information Risk, inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon as one of the most influential books for risk professionals. ... Continue Reading

The Risk of a Controls Focus in IT Audit: Losing Sight of the Asset

Posted November 8, 2018 by Rachel Slabotsky

During my previous career working in internal IT audit, I conducted audits over various processes and technologies, which ultimately resulted in the issuance of a report with findings and recommendations. Each finding was then assigned a risk rating (high, medium, or low) ... Continue Reading

New eBook: Set Up Your FAIR Program in 7 Steps

Posted November 5, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

If you’re considering introducing FAIR to your organization, building a quantitative risk management program, and enabling cost-effective decision making but are unsure of how to take the next (or first) step, the new eBook from FAIR creator Jack Jones An Adoption Guide for FAIR, is an action plan in seven steps. ... Continue Reading

Habit for Highly Effective CISOs: Begin with the End in Mind

Posted October 31, 2018 by Leanne Scott

At RiskLens, we study and try to exemplify the principles in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, especially Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind.  ... Continue Reading

Nick Sanna in ‘SecurityWeek’ on ‘Broken Communication’ Between CISOs and the Business

Posted October 31, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

In an article just published on the SecurityWeek website, Communication Is Broken Between CISOs and the Rest of the Business, RiskLens CEO Nick Sanna takes CISOs to task for failing to upgrade their communication skills, as senior management and boards increasingly focus on cybersecurity concerns. ... Continue Reading

Cyber Risk Communication to the Board: Getting Better All the Time

Posted October 26, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

In a recent survey of board members by PwC,  82% said that cyber threats had moved from an IT issue to one that would drive overall strategic change for their companies. It’s an evolutionary change in board attitudes ... Continue Reading

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