RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2017) - The FAIR Institute, an expert, non-profit organization led by information risk officers, CISOs and business executives to develop standard information risk management practices, today announced it will hold its second annual FAIR Conference 2017, Monday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.



"Today's large enterprises and government organizations are creating breakthroughs in the management of information and operational risk that enable business-aligned communication, cost-effective decision-making and ultimately managing what matters," said FAIR Institute President and Secretary Nick Sanna. "FAIRCON17 will feature practitioner-led keynotes and panel presentations on how to effectively leverage the FAIR standard, integrating FAIR-based analytics into GRC processes, and how to communicate about risk to executive and board-level audiences."

Select keynotes and presentations include:

Risk Management in 2017: Where Do We Go From Here? by FAIR Institute Chairman and author of the FAIR standard, Jack Jones;

Risk Management Maturity Benchmark Survey: Jack Jones will present key findings to help organizations benchmark their risk management practices; take the survey now (through Sept. 8);

The Cybersecurity Social Contract -- Implementing a Market-Based Model for Cybersecurity by Internet Security Alliance President and CEO, Larry Clinton;

What CISOs need to tell the Board about Cyber and Technology Risk, a panel moderated by Cyentia Institute Founder Wade Baker featuring panelists from KeyCorp, Fannie Mae, and Arizona State University; and

Effectively Leveraging FAIR to Reset Your Risk Management Program, moderated by Jack Jones, featuring insight and perspective from Bank of America's David Sheronas, and Walmart's Joel Baese.

According to a recent article in CIO: Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) is a relatively new model that helps organizations quantify risk. The focus is on cyber security and operational risk, with the goal of making more well-informed decisions. Although it's newer than other frameworks mentioned here, it's already gained a lot of traction with Fortune 500 companies. {What is IT Governance? A Formal Way to Align IT and Business Strategy, by Kim Lindros, CIO, Aug. 1, 2017}

FAIRCON17 is hosted by the FAIR Institute and sponsored by RiskLens and RSA.

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About the FAIR Institute

In just 18 months, the FAIR Institute has attracted more than 1,700 members. An expert, non-profit organization led by information risk officers, CISOs and business executives, the FAIR Institute was created to develop and share standard information risk management practices based on FAIR. Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) is the only international standard value-at-risk model for information security and operational risk. FAIR helps organizations quantify and manage risk from the business perspective and enables cost-effective decision-making. To learn more and get involved visit

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