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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

Wall St. Journal Says FAIR Helps Companies ‘Better Understand Cost of Cyber Threats’

Posted October 18, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

The Journal’s WSJ Pro Cybersecurity’s Cyber Daily newsletter took a look at Charles Schwab Corp.’s rollout of Factor Analysis of Information Risk, the FAIR model that powers the RiskLens platform – and liked what it saw. ... Continue Reading

RiskLens Board Member James Lam in WSJ: No “Silly” Tech Metrics in the Boardroom

Posted October 9, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

Corporate governance expert and RiskLens board member James Lam tells the Wall Street Journal’s Cyber Daily (subscription required) that CISOs and CIOs should stop reporting on cyber risk with “silly” metrics like attempted malware attacks ... Continue Reading

Beware those Claims to a “Risk-Based" Approach to Cybersecurity

Posted September 28, 2018 by Isaiah McGowan

As an industry we have a history of focusing on things around risk but not explicitly addressing risk; when we do that we are NOT doing “risk-based” anything. ... Continue Reading

Avoid Bias. Rebel Against Risk Heat Maps!

Posted September 21, 2018 by Teresa Suarez

Bias. Discrimination. Unfairness. What do all three words have in common? I’ll give you some hints, they all: Have negative connotations Exhibit prejudices Could be attributed to heat maps ... Continue Reading

RiskLens CEO in ‘SecurityWeek’ on Tougher Job Requirements for CISOs

Posted September 18, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

RiskLens CEO Nick Sanna has a bad news/good news message for CISOs, just published on the SecurityWeek website: Expectations for CISOs Have Changed.   ... Continue Reading

Elevate Your Board's Understanding of Cyber Risk. Send Them to School

Posted September 11, 2018 by Steve Tabacek

Increasingly, I hear this question from clients: I’m sold on the value of risk quantification and the transformative power of cyber risk economics – but how do I sell this new message to my board of directors?  ... Continue Reading

Webinar: Risk Quantification, the Business Lens for Your Security Operation

Posted August 30, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

Listen (on demand) to this webinar, led by veteran RiskLens risk consultant Rachel Slabotsky, for a quick, high level introduction to the FAIR model for cyber risk quantification, along with a look at some use cases for the RiskLens application that solve the problems we most often hear about from clients. ... Continue Reading

How to Be a Business-Aligned CISO: Nick Sanna’s Tips in ‘SecurityWeek’

Posted August 28, 2018 by Jeff B. Copeland

In a new article on the SecurityWeek website, Cyber Risk = Business Risk. Time for the Business-Aligned CISO, RiskLens CEO Nick Sanna writes that this era of heightened awareness of cybersecurity should be a great opportunity for CISOs to command the attention of top brass but “it’s also a challenge that many infosec pros won’t be prepared for.” ... Continue Reading

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