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 work from home trends in this article about Zero Trust

I also wrote a piece for the NACD about how to apply cyber scenario management to better your risk management practices.

Finally I wrote this article, also for ISACA, about advanced applications of the risk treatment options and how they are not all the same.

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 the webinar here

Lastly, I wrote another piece for ISACA on Zero Trust that people are finding interesting. You can check it our here

Cyentia Xtreme

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.

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 appetite is a bad idea. You can read this here.

Lastly, there was some more press on the (ISC)2 Award I won:




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 to comment on it, so I wrote a short piece here.