Security Confidential S4 E3 Chad Weinman

The FAIR way to assess cybersecurity risk is discussed in this episode of Dark Rhino Security\’s Security Confidential. Chad Weinman is the VP of Professional Services at Risk Lens. Risk Lens is a software company that has codified the FAIR based approach to assessing cybersecurity risk. Chad has performed many consulting engagements helping clients quantify cyber risk.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:47 Is Cybersecurity Risk used in a cavalier way?

03:16 What are the ground rules for discussing cybersecurity risk?

05:53 Does the disaster recovery plan cover all the risks?

07:30 Are regulators considered threats?

09:03 Compliance does not correlate to cybersecurity

14:20 What is FAIR?

17:59 Layman\’s approach to risk

28:00 Is a single risk score of any relevance?

32:20 Companies that have direction with a FAIR analysis of risk

37:40 Chad\’s information for cybersecurity practitioners

To learn more about Chad Weinman

To learn more about Risk Lens

To learn more about FAIR


Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 4:

Ep. 1 Rob Duhart Jr – Builders and Breakers

Ep. 2 Rob Oden

Ep. 3 Chad Weinman

Ep 4. Rob Oden pt. 2

Ep. 5 Ross Young – CISO, Inventor, and Veteran

Ep. 6 Ilya Bodner – Founder of Bold Penguin

Ep. 7 Samara Williams

Ep. 8 Amelia Jarboe – Cybersecurity Controls Engineer

Ep. 9 Hans Vargas-Silva 

Ep. 10 Fredrik Oedegaardstuen

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