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In today’s connected world fueled by the digital transformation, the more digital the business, the more the differentiation between cyber risk and business risk disappears. As part of their fiduciary responsibility toward shareholders and customers, boards and executives are expected to incorporate cyber risk management as part of their business strategy. This adds considerable challenges to already overwhelmed IT risk and security teams in translating technical risks into business terms – namely financial impacts.  A key element to address these challenges is bridging the ‘gap of grief’ – translating IT and security risk into business terms. For IT and security teams to adequately communicate security threats to the business, the business must understand the risk in the context of the business.  Most often, cybersecurity is treated as a technical concern, and important business questions such as "are we doing enough?" and "are we spending too much or too little?" get unsatisfactory responses, if any.


I am pleased to announce RSA Archer's latest addition to our Suite of use cases - RSA Archer® Cyber Risk Quantification.  The RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification use case is designed to quantify an organization’s financial risk exposure to cybersecurity events. This new use case helps CISOs prioritize risk mitigation efforts based on business and financial impact and communicate the impact of cyber risk in financial terms to the board and senior management. Armed with this financial data, organizations can make more informed decisions regarding their risk and security investments or cyberinsurance coverage.


RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification utilizes a purpose-built platform that leverages the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) methodology, a well known standard for quantitative risk assessment for IT and cybersecurity risk management. This new use case under the RSA Archer IT & Security Risk Management solution area provides a set of modular approaches to help organizations get started quickly, including mathematical simulations to build a risk profile with limited data. RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification utilizes a built-in risk calibration and analysis engine to “do the math” and a user interface and workflow to provide a user-friendly process for risk data collection and quantification.  On-demand risk analytics provide answers to questions on the fly, eliminating the need to create time-consuming and outdated reports.


RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification, delivered through a strategic partnership with RiskLens, enables businesses to quantify and communicate their cyber risk in the common business language of monetary terms. Armed with the understanding of cyber risk in financial terms, the business can calculate and demonstrate the value of cybersecurity initiatives.


Read the press release, visit the product page on or contact your RSA sales representative for more information.

Are you doing cool and great things with RSA Archer but are too modest to tell anyone about it?  No need to keep it a secret any longer, come down to the RSA Archer Summit 2018, Aug. 15 -17 in Nashville and tell us all about it!


For the past fifteen years, the RSA Archer Summit has offered attendees a unique opportunity to learn from other RSA Archer customers and users new and innovative ways RSA Archer is being used in organizations to help achieve strategic business initiatives.  The RSA Archer Summit a great venue to share ideas, learn from peers, and develop friendships and business relationships that can help you and your organization excel.


This will be my fifth RSA Archer Summit, and in that time I have spoken to hundreds of customers, all doing amazing things with RSA Archer.  Many whom I have talked to would love to chance to talk about what they are doing with RSA Archer, but are not quite sure how to pull it together into a presentation or which track they should submit their submission to.


If this is you, don’t worry, submitting an idea for a topic, session or roundtable is easy to do!  And if you are not quite sure if your idea for a session is a good one, just ask us.  We can help you craft your idea into a great presentation or roundtable conversation that fellow Archer users will find helpful and informative.  You just have to ask…  We will help you make your session a success and walk you thru every step of the process.  It’s easy, you just need to take the first step.  Send us an email at with your questions or ideas for a topic.  We would be happy to work with you on developing your ideas.


But don’t wait too long to send in your questions or session topics, submissions are due by March 30th, 2018


We have three main topic areas for this yeas RSA Archer Summit to make it easier for you to select the one that best fits your session.  Below is a brief overview of each topic area.  If you need more information on each topic area, make sure and read Steve Schlarman’s blog "Call for Speakers".


Topic Areas:

Business Risk Management

  • Sessions should focus on best practices in enterprise and operational risk management, IT risk management and security, operational risks, third party governance, compliance, business continuity risk or audit.  The audience for this track will be risk, security, compliance, audit and continuity professionals tasked with execution of these processes.

The RSA Archer Journey

  • Sessions should focus approaches, strategies and recommendations for the implementation of your business risk management program from an organizational perspective. The audience for this track will be individuals responsible for overall program execution, strategy, project managers, GRC champions or those tasked with getting a program up and running.

 RSA Archer Technical

  • Sessions should cover beginner to advanced uses of the platform, custom objects, data feeds, on demand applications, integrations, etc.   The audience for this track is RSA Archer administrators, developers, integrators or those tasked with operational support of the RSA Archer platform.


If you are contemplating submitting a session, know that this is a very rewarding experience.  And remember, we are here to help you, so send us your ideas, session and roundtable questions to if you need some guidance.  Presenting at RSA Summit is not as hard as you think and can be a very rewarding experience.


The Submission process is simple:

  1. Download the form.
  2. Fill out the form completely.
  3. Send the form to Include “Speaker Submission” in the subject line.


If you have any questions or issues with the form, contact


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Call for Speakers ENDS MARCH 30, 2018.  

Selections will be communicated with speakers once the selection committee reviews all submissions.

Even if you aren’t looking to speak, don't forget to REGISTER.  Looking forward to seeing you in Nashville in August!

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