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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
I’m giving a webinar tomorrow based on the whitepaper I authored for ISACA: Reporting Cybersecurity Risk to the Board of Directors. It’s a free download. I cover Board reporting from the technologists perspective, covering the role of the Board and how to communicate to them in a way they understand. You can register for the webinar here
Lastly, I wrote another piece for ISACA on Zero Trust that people are finding interesting. You can check it our here
Two weeks ago I was named a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA. It’s really a great honor for me as I really didn’t think I was qualified. Thanks to everyone who made this possible, including Clarke Cummings for getting me involved in the ISSA to begin with and to Joel Weise for helping with my application.
In case you missed it, the Cyentia Institute published the IRIS2020 Xtreme report. I was very happy to have written the conclusions for this report. In it, I speak about how the data in the report can be useful for Board Directors. You can read the full report here.
Dark Reading quoted me in their coverage here as did Duo Security here.