We took a look back at what most engaged the readers of the RiskLens blog in 2019, and found these five topics in the lead, based on the collective page views of posts covering those subjects. By far, the headlines that most grabbed readers were about the reference of the FAIR™ model by the NIST CSF, while the fastest-rising trend of interest was the introduction of cyber risk quantification in federal government cybersecurity.
Here’s the countdown of the Top Five by popularity to close out the year:
#5 The New RiskLens Platform and Quantitative Risk Management Program Building Services
In September, RiskLens rolled out a fully redesigned version of its platform, “evolving its capabilities from industry leading cyber risk analytics to become a full cyber risk management solution,” with a “robust suite of offerings for implementation of quantitative risk management based on FAIR”, a “major leap forward based on nearly a decade of pioneering vision and execution in enterprise environments.” In December, RiskLens launched “a holistic services approach” to help customers build out their Quantitative Risk Management Program (QRMP), combining “the power of the RiskLens Platform with our long Professional Services experience in cyber risk management.”
This was the fastest-rising trend in blog readers’ interest in 2019, as officials scrambled to meet directives to create risk-based cybersecurity programs.
Technology buyers pay close attention to Gartner’s messaging and the buzz at Gartner conferences, and RiskLens blog readers paid extra attention to this year’s development: growing encouragement for CRQ.
Plus, read this post from the FAIR Institute’s blog on the keynote speech to the 2019 FAIR Conference by John Wheeler (photo, right), Gartner’s influential global research leader for risk management technology solutions and services:
#2 RiskLens Series B Funding and Major Partnerships Announced
In a flurry of announcements during the spring, RiskLens marked many corporate milestones, including the closing of a $20 million Series B funding, the integration of the RiskLens platform with risk management software leaders Rsam (Galvanize) and ServiceNow (joining RSA Archer, previously announced), and consulting services leaders Protiviti and PwC Australia.
#1 FAIR Model Added to Best Practices in National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)
The most popular blog post topic of the year covered the reference to the FAIR model in the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Strategy categories of the most popular cybersecurity framework, the NIST CSF – as we wrote, “an important recognition that good cybersecurity starts with a quantifiable risk assessment, not just a checklist of recommended controls.” The RiskLens platform applies the FAIR model to cyber risk analysis to quantify risk in financial terms.