My piece for the NACD was published today. Here I outline the connection that is being made by ratings agencies between cyber risk and business risk. For those of us in cyber risk, this will seem obvious but it’s profound that it is now gaining traction in business ratings.
I was interviewed by ISTARI on Zero Trust a little while ago. You can check out the short podcast here:
I was also quoted in an article on Zero Trust here:
My piece on Cyber Resilience was recently published by ISACA. Note that their style guide requires that everything with cyber in it be a compound word which makes it read weird. I had a good laugh with them about this.
They also interviewed me for ISACA TV on communicating cyber risk to the board and published that on their YouTube channel. It’s chunked into short pieces which is nice.
The Open Group recently highlighted me in the Individual Contributor Spotlight. I’ve been working with the Open Forum in various capacities since 2012 with the introduction of the Open FAIR certification. Met lots of great people and got to give back. Here’s what they wrote:
The Security Forum thanks Jack for his foundational role in and advocacy for Open FAIR and for his continued efforts to further develop and refine its concepts and components.https://www.opengroup.org/forum/security
A whitepaper I recently wrote for ISACA was published. You can access it here. In this paper I wanted to write about how cyber risk quantification worked broadly, not just in a FAIR context. I hope it gives you a good primer to this topic.
I’m also doing an ISACA webinar with my good friend Jack Jones next Thursday based on this whitepaper. (Cue the “pair of Jacks” memes like this one from my friend Ed). You can register for the webinar here.
Lastly, I wrote a piece for @ISACA where I make a distinction between what CRQ is and how we can’t abandon other security assessments when pursuing CRQ. I called it ‘CRQ Purity Tests’ and I hope you like it.
Join Derek Vadala and I tomorrow at 12:45PM PDT as we talk about building a Global Cyber Rating at RSA Conference 2021
My latest @ISACA post talks about how there is a lack of parallelism in the way that organizations apply Risk Treatment. In short, the lower in the organization you are the less real options that you have.
You can read the article here
A new whitepaper was released this week from the World Economic Forum. I was very honored to be a part of the group that authored this (you can see my contributions in section 2.2 – Understand the economic drivers and impact of cyber risk).
The paper is free to download here.
Here is a mega update on several items I’ve been working on lately.
First, I did a podcast with ThreatConnect talking about CRQ. We did a bit of a retrospective on the FAIR book as well which was nice.
Next is a piece I wrote for ISACA about how to not over-respond to current work from home trends in this article about Zero Trust
I also wrote a piece for the NACD about how to apply cyber scenario management to better your risk management practices.
Finally I wrote this article, also for ISACA, about advanced applications of the risk treatment options and how they are not all the same.