CRQ, Zero Trust, NACD, and Risk Treatment Options

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 workContinue reading “CRQ, Zero Trust, NACD, and Risk Treatment Options”

How to Report Cyber Risk to the Board

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 theContinue reading “How to Report Cyber Risk to the Board”

Pandemic Lessons and Record Count

I was asked to write a piece for ISACA about cyber risk in the Pandemic. I used some popular memes as a bouncing off point to talk about how to manage risk in these crazy times. You can read this here. I also had my article about why using record counts as your risk appetiteContinue reading “Pandemic Lessons and Record Count”

Positive Risk, ISACA Journal, and more NIST

ISACA asked me to write a short piece on my Journal article about risk communication. They published that here. I also wrote a blog post for the @ISACA newsletter about the trouble with positive risk. Lastly, NIST released an update to their ERM-Cyber integration standard and my friends at the FAIR Institute asked me toContinue reading “Positive Risk, ISACA Journal, and more NIST”

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””

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”

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”

Applied Risk Appetite

“There is a certain uselessness in saying an organization does not want to accept high risk.” My latest @ISACA article was published and as I was re-reading this line it resonated with me even more. You have to have more fidelity in how you define risk appetite for it to be useful. More tips onContinue reading “Applied Risk Appetite”