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 decided to share even a little bit of that with me by coauthoring the FAIR book is so incredibly humbling. It’s a gift that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

That I have been good in any way in building risk programs is due entirely to his teachings and mentoring early in my life and I am so incredibly grateful.

One of the best things about the FAIR Institute is the culture of giving back and during my acceptance I offered to anyone that I’d be happy to help them through their journey to risk quantification. I’ll do that again here: if you need support, tips, or just a sympathetic ear while building your risk program, please do reach out. I’d be happy to help :-)

Inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon

I’m very pleased to announced that the book I coauthored with Jack Jones (Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach) has been inducted today into the Cybersecurity Canon at the Palo Alto Networks 2016 Ignite Conference.

The Canon includes books both fiction and nonfiction that accurately depict the history, milestones, and culture of the modern cybersecurity industry.

This is a profound┬áhonor and I’m very grateful to Palo Alto Networks CSO Rick Howard, Ben Rothke for his nomination, and of course my coauthor Jack Jones.

You can read the full press release here.