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The Cyber Risk Analytics Project Review Workshop

 

The purpose of this workshop is to review with participants, sponsors, and key interested parties the findings and lessons learned from a two-year long NIST and GSA-sponsored Cyber Risk Analytics project. A team composed of professionals from the University of Maryland (UMD), Zurich Insurance, and Beecher Carlson completed the following activities:

  • Developed and field tested, with collaboration of NIST, a secure, online self-assessment tool, based on the Cybersecurity Framework; 
  • Created a breach database for survey participants by integrating the breach datasets from Advisen, RBS , the Identity Theft Resource Center, and the Center for Business and Ethics at the University of Maryland; 
  • Conducted a rigorous statistical analysis to search for significant relationships between performance results in different areas of the self-assessment tool and frequency of breaches (disaggregated by breach type). The objective was to determine specific actions initiated by the survey participants were directly associated with a reduced frequency of breach occurrence during the study period.

The Cyber Risk Portal: A NIST & GSA-Sponsored Project (PDF) Updated 10/25 10:38am EDT
 

TIME

TOPIC

SPEAKER

10:00am

Project Overview

Mr. Jon Boyens (NIST)

10:15am

Project Methodology

Dr. Sandor Boyson (UMD)

Ms. Holly Mann (UMD)

10:30am

Profile of Survey Respondents / Results of Statistical Analysis

Dr. Thomas Corsi (UMD)

Dr. John Patrick Paraskevas (Miami University, Oxford, OH)
 

11:00am

Lessons Learned

Mr. Jon Boyens (NIST)

Mr. Emile Monette (DHS)

Ms. Angela Smith (GSA)

Dr. Sandor Boyson (UMD) Mr. Gerry Kane (Zurich Insurance)

11:30am

Group Discussion/Feedback

 

11:55am

Closing Remarks

Mr. Jon Boyens (NIST)

Created October 20, 2017, Updated November 6, 2017