The Open FAIR™ Body of Knowledge: Gaining Awareness and Adoption Internationally

By Jim Hietala, VP of Security and Business Development, The Open Group and John Linford, Forum Director, Security and Open Trusted Technology Forums, The Open Group.

Open FAIR has seen rapid and extensive adoption in the US, where it has become the defacto standard for quantifying cybersecurity risk. We at The Open Group are encouraged that Open FAIR awareness and adoption are also increasing globally, and we’ve also seen some increased usage outside of the traditional IT risk quantification area. Some interesting recent developments on increased Open FAIR use and adoption outside of the US, and outside of the IT area include:

The Open Group ‘Open Digital Standards’ Virtual Event July 19 – 21, 2021 – Highlights

Last week, our Open Digital Standards July 2021 event brought together vendors and end-user organizations from across the globe to discuss how the cross-industry development of open standards is helping businesses become digital-first. It was fantastic to have over 1,040 attendees from more than 90 countries gather virtually to discuss this critical roadmap to digital transformation.

Open FAIR™ Reaches 1000 Certifications!

The Open Group Security Forum is thrilled to announce that the Open FAIR™ Certification Program has officially reached more than 1000 Certified People! This milestone represents tremendous growth around Open FAIR and indicates widespread acceptance of the standard and approach of Open FAIR. This milestone is particularly impressive because roughly 18 months ago, the Open FAIR Certification Program had 600 Certified People.

Enterprise Architecture, Open Standards, and Aircraft Certification

Aircraft safely is of interest to everyone around the world. To address aircraft safety there are certification processes in place where two organizations with the greatest involvement are the FAA (Federal Aviation Agency) in the US, and the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) in Europe.

Certification is how the FAA manages risk through safety assurance. It provides the FAA confidence that a proposed product or operation will meet FAA safety expectations to protect the public. Certification affirms that FAA requirements have been met.

Reflections on 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

By Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group

Happy New Year everyone!

Firstly, I hope that you, your family, and friends, have been able to stay safe during these trying times. So many around the world have lost so much in this COVID-19 pandemic which clearly will be with us for some time yet. We must, however, be heartened by the unprecedented speed with which vaccines have been developed. The delivery and administration of these vaccines has only just begun, of course, but we have good reason to be optimistic about the coming months.

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