85.7% COVID-19 Free March Update!

RSA Roundup Updates on the Monday all-day FAIR session I did with Jack Jones, Chad Weinman, and Rachel Slabotsky, as well as my Thursday session on maturing your risk management practice. RSAC 2020 Report – Big Turnout for 2 FAIR Seminars, Breakfast Advice on Starting a FAIR Program from Jack Jones and Fannie Mae, AscenaContinue reading “85.7% COVID-19 Free March Update!”

Speaking at the Cyber Future Dialogue in Davos during the World Economic Forum (WEF)

I’m very excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Cyber Future Dialogue in two weeks in Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum. This is going to be an amazing opportunity to converse with distinguished leadership from around the world on the necessity of and practical means to operationalize cyber risk quantificationContinue reading “Speaking at the Cyber Future Dialogue in Davos during the World Economic Forum (WEF)”

Welcome to 2020! Cyber Risk Prospectuses and a “Manifesto”

Welcome to 2020! I kept busy last month, even with the holidays. Here are some updates: I wrote a piece for ISACA about how much spending is being done in aggregate for cyber security and how we need to rationalize the controls we are spending on. The FAIR Institute called this my manifesto here :-)Continue reading “Welcome to 2020! Cyber Risk Prospectuses and a “Manifesto””

RSA 2020, NIST CSF, and Dark Reading

First off, I’m very pleased to announce that I will be presenting again next year at the RSA Conference. My session is called “Maturing Cyber-Risk Management Practices: Framework and Next Steps” (EZCL-R01).  This will be done as a Collaborative Learning Session (a new RSAC format). I’ll lead a discussion then turn it over to theContinue reading “RSA 2020, NIST CSF, and Dark Reading”

NIST CSF, Vendor Risk, and Threat Intel

ICYMI for September! A large whitepaper I wrote for ISACA on vendor risk was published here A piece I wrote for ISACA about this is posted here The FAIR Institute blogged about it here I wrote an article for the ISSA Journal about integrating threat intelligence and risk intelligence (pay-walled, but available here) The FAIR InstituteContinue reading “NIST CSF, Vendor Risk, and Threat Intel”

Risk Frameworks, Equifax, and Public Sector Risk

Time for another cyber risk roundup! I was interviewed for an article on Health Security and Risk Frameworks: Providers Must Go Beyond Frameworks for Strong Risk Management 800,000 Systems Still At Risk to BlueKeep RDP Vulnerability My hot take on the Equifax settlement For ISACA, I took aim here discussing the ways in which publicContinue reading “Risk Frameworks, Equifax, and Public Sector Risk”

Apex Threat Agents, More HITRUST, Quant/Qual Showdown, and Iran

Time for another roundup! Below are some works I’ve recently done on Apex Threat Agents, HITRUST, my time at the Gartner Summit, and some thoughts on Iranian attacks. How to Model Risk in an Apex Predator Cyber-World Enhancing HITRUST Risk Assessments with Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ) Gartner 2019 Debate: Quantitative vs. Qualitative Cyber Risk AnalysisContinue reading “Apex Threat Agents, More HITRUST, Quant/Qual Showdown, and Iran”

ZombieLoad, Business Acumen, HITRUST, and DHS Directive

As a part of my new role with RiskLens, I’ve been publishing several articles. Included here is a recap of my work over the past month: The ZombieLoad speculative execution bug raised the specter of a possible 40% hit in performance. I gave a plan to evaluate this new bug in the context of riskContinue reading “ZombieLoad, Business Acumen, HITRUST, and DHS Directive”