Jack Jones
Chairman
FAIR Institute

Why Nominated:  As the author and creator of the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) framework, which spearheaded the FAIR Institute, Jack Jones is one of the foremost authorities in the field of information risk management.

Profile: As the author and creator of the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) framework, which spearheaded the FAIR Institute, Jack Jones is an authority in the field of information risk management.

His tenure in technology spans more than 30 years, with the last 28 years spent in information security and risk management. He has served as chief information security officer (CISO) at three enterprises –  Nationwide, Huntington Bank and CBC Innovis – for which he received the 2006 Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Excellence in the Field of Security Practices award. He has picked up numerous awards since then.

Jones commitment to the industry is demonstrated by his service on the ISACA CRISC Certification Committee and RiskIT Task Force, as well as the ISC2 Ethics Committee. As leader of the FAIR Institute, he has ushered in a revolution in the way that the world’s leading organizations measure and manage cybersecurity risk. Under his leadership the Fair Institute’s membership has grown exponentially over the past three years, now boasting more than 5,000 security and risk professionals in its ranks. The FAIR model that Jones created offers peers a forum for learning about digital risk scenarios affecting their industries; collect and create information risk management best practices; and learn to better communicate with their boards and executive teams.

What Colleagues said: Nothing can be said that can fully express the force of nature that is Jack Jones. He is simply years ahead of everyone else in the security and risk business. Jack’s FAIR methodology is everything that we thought infosec should be, but never was. He has changed the industry and we are all the better for it. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work for him and share in his accomplishments. Jack is extremely humble, gracious and amazingly analytical.” –  Jack Freund, Director, Risk Science, RiskLens

Teri Robinson