RiskLens & Evolver to Host Discussion on Latest Cybersecurity EO

January 18, 2019  Vanessa McCoy

In partnership with Evolver of Reston, Virginia, the RiskLens team will host a thoughtful breakfast discussion focused on the latest presidential executive order on cybersecurity. On October 4, CISOs, CIOs and other executives in the Federal sector will gather in Washington, DC,  to address ways to meet the EO on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.

Assessing cyber risk in monetary terms is often a rarity, especially in the Federal space, but it's more relevant than ever. The RiskLens and Evolver teams will join forces to share how risk quantifications are already being done effectively by major corporations, such as Walmart, Bank of America, PNC Bank, and others, using the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) model.

We'll be sure to share any insights that come from the fruitful discussion about how the FAIR model can be translated into the Federal budget process, while aligning with NIST CSF. Speakers will include Jack Jones of The FAIR Institute, and Chip Block and Dr. Tim Rudolph of Evolver, Inc..

Jack Jones,  Chair, FAIR Institute

Jack has worked in technology for over 30 years, the past 28 years in information security and risk management. He has a decade of experience as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with three different companies, including a Fortune 100 financial services company. His work there was recognized in 2006 when he received the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Excellence in the Field of Security Practices award. In 2007, he was selected as a finalist for the Information Security Executive of the Year, Central United States, and in 2012, he was honored with the CSO Compass Award for leadership in risk management.

Jones has served on the ISACA CRISC Certification Committee and RiskIT Task Force, as well as the ISC2 Ethics Committee. He is the author and creator of the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) framework. He writes about that system in his book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach, which was inducted into the Cyber Security Canon in 2016, as a must-read in the profession.

Chip Block, Vice President,  Evolver, Inc.

Chip has over thirty years of advanced technology research and development experience and has spent the last fourteen years in the information assurance and cyber technology arenas. His research has included federal projects with DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the development of advanced cyber technologies and commercial work on the Internet of Things with a focus on medical devices.

He is the author of numerous papers on cyber insurance, medical devices, and the Internet of Things. He received the ACT-IAC Individual Contributor of the Year Award in 2016 and is a certified FAIR analyst.

Dr. Tim Rudolph,  Vice President, Cybersecurity,  Evolver, Inc.

Tim has nearly thirty years’ experience as a senior technology innovation leader responsible for architecting solutions and strategic partnering. For Evolver’s rapidly growing cyber presence,  he leads critical security work for the Internet of Things, including medical devices.

In his most recent role as the Air Force Senior Technical Advisor, Integrated Information Capabilities and CTO of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Dr. Rudolph led secure cloud architecture and enterprise interoperability capability developments. He was the Rapid Cyber and Command & Control Authorizing Official providing critical support to the operational community.  He is a credentialed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).

Dr. Rudolph has experience in developing multiple standards including the Posix security standard, the IEEE High Level Architecture, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk management framework. Dr. Rudolph has extensive modeling and simulation solution experience applied to a wide range of global and strategic exercises.

Dr. Rudolph received the AFCEA International Distinguished Award for Excellence in Information Technology in 2015.

Are you part of the Federal sector and tasked with implementing the EO? Please join the discussion with us on on October 4.