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

    • 12/05/2020
    • (EST)
    • 12/12/2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 44

    Society of Information Risk Analysts Risk Skills Seminar 

    Course Details

    Date: Saturday, December 5th and Saturday, December 12th, 2020
    Time: 10am EDT - ~4pm EDT

    Venue: Live, virtual training with Zoom


    Price: $249 for SIRA members and $299 for non-members

    CPE’s: 10.5 hours of instruction

    Course Overview

    Quantitative risk analysis in the information security and technology areas has gained in popularity in the last several years, but many risk managers aren’t sure how to get started. They think they lack the skills, the software, or the data to perform a credible quantitative risk analysis. We’re going to get you headed in the right direction with the groundwork, techniques, and tools you need to take your assessments to the next level.

    Join SIRA board members Lisa Young and Tony Martin-Vegue for an interactive, hands-on 2-day workshop that covers the fundamentals of risk management, risk analysis models, and solutions for the most common problems in risk programs. Participants will learn risk scenario building, integrating risk analysis into business decisions, common qualitative and quantitative models, and data gathering. The workshop incorporates a variety of activities, including group risk modeling, role-playing, and hands-on analysis to create an exciting and engaging experience. Students will come away with practical tools and knowledge that can be implemented immediately.


    Have each student walk away with a good understanding as to where risk analysis fits into risk management and decision-making, reasons why quantitative risk analysis is useful, problems that CAN and CANNOT be solved by risk analysis, and hands-on skill-building.

    Specific course objectives are:

    • Gain an understanding of the overall risk management process

    • Construct good risk scenarios

    • Discuss methods used in risk assessment and analysis

    • Learn about and qualitative and quantitative models and tools

    • Hands-on risk analysis

    • Gather data with external research, sampling methods, and expert judgment

    • Obtain tools, resources, and next steps for each participant to continue their risk journey 

    • 12/18/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online

    Join Apolonio Garcia, SIRA President, for the December installment of the SIRA webinar series.

    Price: Free

    In IT security, there is a universal truth: we will always have more issues to deal with than we have time, people, and money. This perpetual shortage of resources means security leaders and their teams must continuously prioritize their risks and decide where to apply their limited resources. During this session, we will explore some of the challenges that make prioritizing issues difficult and how a simple principle introduced by 1900 century economist, Vilfredo Pareto, can be used to design an effective risk management process.

    Register Here

Past events

11/20/2020 November 2020 Webinar #2: Updates to the Open FAIR™ Standard & Next Steps | John Linford
11/05/2020 November 2020 Webinar: ISACA's New Risk Fundamentals Certificate | Paul Phillips
10/30/2020 October 2020 Webinar: Using Open FAIR to Demonstrate Business Value | Chris Carlson
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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