Dr. Jack Freund

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Dr. Jack
Head of Cyber Risk Methodology, VisibleRisk

Over the course of his career in technology and risk, Dr. Jack Freund has become a leading voice in cyber risk measurement and management. As Head of Cyber Risk Methodology for VisibleRisk (the Moody’s/Team8 JV), Jack has overall responsibility for the systemic development and application of frameworks, algorithms, and quantitative and qualitative methods to measure cyber risk. Previously, Jack was Director, Risk Science at quantitative risk management startup RiskLens and then Director, Cyber Risk for TIAA. Jack has 23 years of experience consulting, building, and leading technology and risk management programs for Fortune 100 organizations. He is also the co-author of Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach, which was inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon in 2016 and is the foundational book on cyber risk quantification (CRQ) using the Open FAIR standard.

Jack was awarded a Ph.D. in Information Systems after his research in disaster informatics and cyber resilience at Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Masters in Telecommunication, Project Management, and a BS in CIS. He holds the CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, CIPP, and PMP designations. Jack has been named a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM, a Fellow of the IAPP and FAIR Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA. He is the 2020 recipient of the (ISC)2 Global Achievement Award, 2018 recipient of ISACA’s John W. Lainhart IV Common Body of Knowledge Award, the FAIR Institute’s 2018 FAIR Champion Award, and presented Nova Southeastern University's Distinguished Alumni Award.