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Dec 17, 2019

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Today’s guest is Ron Ross, a NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Fellow. He’s also the Project Leader for the FISMA Implementation Project, the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative, and the Systems Security Engineering Initiative.

In this episode, Ron and Justin will be taking a look at cybersecurity frameworks and how they can be applied to your risk management programs or ERM programs. Ron has lots of great insight on this topic so be sure to tune in!


Key Takeaways:

[:14] About today’s episode.

[:32] Justin gives a quick announcement about the upcoming RIMS 2020 Annual Conference.

[:50] More about today’s episode.

[1:10] Justin welcomes Ron Ross to RIMScast!

[1:28] Ron speaks about his work with NIST and explains what he does there.

[2:48] Ron explains how the NIST Cybersecurity Framework can be useful to risk professionals.

[4:25] Does Ron know of any times that risk managers or risk professionals have used frameworks to solve a major problem or overcome a challenge within their company?

[6:04] Does Ron have the risk management community in mind as he’s developing new tools and techniques?

[7:48] Does Ron work in tandem or have working relationships with the National Cybersecurity Alliance or other organizations?

[8:46] Ron speaks about some new information regarding the space of cybersecurity. He also shares some information about one of their newest publications on the topic of developing resilient cyber systems.

[11:20] Where to find this new publication as well as their other publications!

[12:27] Are there any unique or unusual adaptations that stand out to Ron right now?

[15:37] Justin thanks Ron for joining the podcast!

[15:45] Justin highlights some links to check out in today’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS 2020 (May 2nd–6th in Denver, CO)

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

New Feature: RIMS-CRMP Stories

RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA)



New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference

NIST 800-60 Volume 2

NIST Publications


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