Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management

FAIR Play: Measuring and Managing Information Risk

Creator Jack Jones on the Uptake of His 'Factor Analysis of Information Risk' Model
Jack Jones, chairman, The FAIR Institute

Driven by boards of directors' demand for better risk management practices and insight into the risks facing their organization, demand for frameworks and models to help has been skyrocketing, says Jack Jones, chairman of The FAIR Institute and chief risk scientist at RiskLens.

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Jones is the author of the "Factor Analysis of information Risk" model, which facilitates quantitative risk measurement, to help organizations not only identify the risks they face but prioritize the ones to improve first.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Jones also discusses:

  • Why IT and cybersecurity frameworks are hot;
  • Common framework misconceptions;
  • Model use cases.

Jones is chairman of the FAIR Institute and co-founder and chief risk scientist at RiskLens. He previously served as the CISO of three organizations: Nationwide Insurance, Huntington Bank and CBC Invoice. Prior to that, his career included assignments in the military, government intelligence, consulting, as well as the financial and insurance industries. Jones recently published the book "Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach."


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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