ICYMI: Digital Transformation

I wrote an article to help ISACA introduce its Digital Transformation research in the Financial Services industry. There are some interesting findings in here about AI, IOT, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain.   My article in Bankingexchange.com is here ISACA’s Digital Transformation Barometer research is here

FAIR Institute Champion Award

I was humbled this week when I was awarded the FAIR Champion award from the FAIR Institute at their annual conference last week at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. Jack Jones has created this extraordinary thing in FAIR and it is and will continue to do nothing less than revolutionize our industry. That he decidedContinue reading “FAIR Institute Champion Award”

RSA 2018 Presentation Video

RSA posted my presentation from this year’s conference, Implementing a Quantitative Cyber-Risk Framework: A FinSrv Case Study. You can hear me explain the organizational environment and requirements and the automated risk assessment solutions I put in place to satisfy them. The slides are still available here.

FAIR Conference ’18 Panel – Getting Buy-In for a Quantitative Risk Management Program

I’m looking forward to participating on this panel discussion at the upcoming FAIR Conference. This is a topic that really speaks to me and I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve experienced and hearing from the co-panelists about how they’ve accomplished the same. Here’s the full agenda and if you haven’t registered yet you canContinue reading “FAIR Conference ’18 Panel – Getting Buy-In for a Quantitative Risk Management Program”

ICYMI: Risk Management and the Paradox of Common Sense

I really enjoy reading Duncan Watts work and I was blown away by how he assailed the concept of common sense that we all rely upon so readily: What we don’t realize, however, is that common sense often works just like mythology. By providing ready explanations for whatever particular circumstances the world throws at us,Continue reading “ICYMI: Risk Management and the Paradox of Common Sense”

ICYMI: Organizational Signals for Changing Risk Appetite

I was inspired to write this article by a change in the speed limit that happened on a local Interstate. It was a good jumping off point to illustrate the parallels between speed limits and risk appetite and what it takes to change each. You can read the article on the FAIR Institute website here.

ICYMI: Concept Creep: Why Cyber Risk Problems Never Get Solved

I had a great time writing this post for the FAIR Institute. I was inspired by post-doc David Levari of the Harvard Business School’s article in The Conversation called Why Your Brain Never Runs out of Problems to Find. In it he talks about how our brains have a sliding scale of what “badness” is overContinue reading “ICYMI: Concept Creep: Why Cyber Risk Problems Never Get Solved”

Using Risk to Justify Security Strategy and Spending

I wrote a piece for RiskLens* recently that talks about how to utilize FAIR for building and justifying an information security budget and strategic initiatives. Its an interesting problem space as there is a need to have the appropriate level of abstraction (program level versus technology level) but its also a very solvable problem toContinue reading “Using Risk to Justify Security Strategy and Spending”

ICYMI: Cyber Risk Sentinels

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to share my thoughts on KRIs last week on The FAIR Institute’s website. I used the metaphor of Sentinel Species (think canaries in coal mines) to serve as an indicator of risk, but not of risk itself. That important distinction is one that I strongly feel isContinue reading “ICYMI: Cyber Risk Sentinels”