Society of Information Risk Analysts

SIRA Events

SIRA has many events throughout the year, including the annual conference (SIRAcon), a monthly webinar series, local chapter meetings and training seminars.

  • Monthly Webinar Series: Always free and open to the public, SIRA's webinar series features industry leaders and luminaries across a diverse range of topics. Recordings of past webinars are available in the Members area.

  • SIRAcon: Since 2012, SIRA's annual conference is our big event of the year and is a great opportunity to network, meet peers, and listen to great talks. Over 60 hours of past SIRAcon recordings are available in the Members area (great for catching up on CPE's!)

  • Local Chapter Meetings: We are starting up local SIRA chapters - watch this page for an event near you. Want to start a local chapter? Check out out SIRA Committee and Task Forces page for more information.

  • Training Seminars: SIRA conducts risk management and quantification training seminars throughout the year. New events will be announced here.

See the event list below for upcoming and past events.

Upcoming events

    • 10/30/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online

    Speaker: Chris Carlson

    Preparing an effective business case for a new technology purporting to reduce risk has historically been difficult. This case study demonstrates how to apply the Open Fair (Factor Analysis for Information Risk) methodology to estimating risk before and after implementing the technology.

    The Open FAIR Body of Knowledge provides a taxonomy and method for understanding, analyzing, and measuring information risk. The outcomes are more cost-effective information risk management, greater credibility for the information security profession, and a foundation from which to develop a scientific approach to information risk management.

    Register Here

    • 11/05/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online

    Join Paul Phillips to learn about ISACA's new Risk Fundamental Certificate.


    Every enterprise experiences risk. Risk is the result of uncertainties that an enterprise is exposed to that threaten its ability to achieve its business goals and objectives. ISACA®’s IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate provides a knowledge-based test for professionals who wish to learn about risk and information and technology (I&T)-related risk, whom currently interact with risk professionals, or are new to risk and interested in working as a risk analyst or in the IT Risk profession. The knowledge base for the test is provided in a study guide and is based on the Risk IT Framework recently released by ISACA.

    Exam passers will develop an understanding of basic terminology, concepts, general practices and explanations of risk and I&T-related risk, scenario building and analysis. The certificate is designed to assess IT risk knowledge with an online, remotely proctored, closed-book multiple-choice exam. No practical work experience is necessary to receive the certificate once the examination is successfully passed.

    Register Here

    • 11/20/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online

    Welcome to The Society of Information Risk Analysts (SIRA) Webinar free monthly webinar series

    Join John Linford to learn about the OpenGroup's updates to the Open FAIR™ standard.


    The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 750 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Within The Open Group, the Security Forum manages and updates the Open FAIR™ Body of Knowledge, comprised of The Open Group Risk Taxonomy (O-RT) Standard and The Open Group Risk Analysis (O-RA) Standard.John Linford, Forum Director of The Open Group Security and Open Trusted Technology Forums, will present on updates to the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge. John’s presentation will highlight the revisions to O-RT to bring it to Version 3.0 and to O-RA to bring it to Version 2.0. John will also provide a rough roadmap for subsequent changes to the Open FAIR Certification Program and testing materials, covering the expected length of the process and its critical stages.

    Register Here

Past events

09/25/2020 September 2020 Webinar: Inverting the Vulnerability Management Pyramid | Michael Roytman
09/15/2020 SIRA's Northwest Arkansas Chapter Launch Event
08/25/2020 SIRAcon 2020
07/31/2020 July 2020 Webinar #2: Cybersecurity risk assessment with R | Corey Neskey
04/30/2020 April 2020 Webinar #2: 10 Things I Hate About TCAP | Rockie Brockway
04/17/2020 April 2020 Webinar #1: What's Up with the Information Risk Management Body of Knowledge (IRMBOK)? | Jeff Lowder
03/26/2020 March 2020: Multi-dimensional Risk Modeling in the Real World | William Reed
02/27/2020 February 2020 Webinar: Analyzing Risk the FAIR way: Now and Into the Future | Mike Jerbic
01/30/2020 January 2020 Webinar: The Failure of Quantitative Information Risk Analysis - and some approaches for fixing it | Jim Lipkis
12/19/2019 December 2019 Webinar: Unholy concoction of risk management practices – FAIR/CSF/MSSP | Ian Amit
11/21/2019 November 2019 Webinar: Making Sense of Information Risk with Bow Ties and Numbers | David Vose
10/31/2019 October 2019 Webinar: The Past, Present, and Future of Crowdsourcing Forecasts | Adam Siegel
09/26/2019 September 2019 Webinar: Nuggets of Wisdom: Getting Insights Without Drowning in Data | Marta Palanques
08/29/2019 August 2019 Webinar: Predictive Vulnerability Scoring System | Jay Jacobs & Michael Roytman
07/25/2019 July 2019 Webinar: The Failure of Risk Management: Why it's Still Broken and How to Fix It | Doug Hubbard
06/27/2019 June 2019 Webinar: Incentivizing Better Risk Decisions: Lessons from Rogue Actuaries | Tony Martin-Vegue
04/30/2019 SIRACon 2019
04/02/2019 April 2019 Webinar: Two Perspectives on Data-Driven Thinking | Fahmida Rasheed and Jay Jacobs
05/22/2018 May 2018 Webinar: Evaluator - Open Source Quantitative Risk Management Made Easy | David Severski
02/07/2018 SIRACon 2018
10/12/2016 SIRAcon 2016

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