Cyber Resilience & Board Communication Interview

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 andContinue reading “Cyber Resilience & Board Communication Interview”

WEF – Principles of Board Governance for Cyber Risk

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.

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”

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!”

Accepted at RSA 2019 – Virtual Pen Testing

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been accepted to speak again at next year’s RSA Conference. I’m going to be presenting on an Agent Based Model concept using FAIR risk results jointly with my colleague Joel Amick. Joel’s team and my team worked to develop a POC of this work and we can’t waitContinue reading “Accepted at RSA 2019 – Virtual Pen Testing”

The “Yes, and…” Approach to IT Risk Mgmt

In my January column for @ISACA I talk about the use of a improv technique called “yes, and…” that you can read about here. The idea is to keep the improv scene going as long as possible by working with your partner versus opposing them. If they propose something, no matter how outlandish, you assumeContinue reading “The “Yes, and…” Approach to IT Risk Mgmt”

Using Risk to Take the High Road

My @ISACA column for November was published recently. You can read it here. This was a tough one to write, and not just due to the 200 word max limitation (which I still exceeded). Overall, lots of security professions tend to (I believe) unknowingly speak ill of the management of the companies for which theyContinue reading “Using Risk to Take the High Road”