Security Forum

A trusted, collaborative environment for experts from both the customer and supply sides of industry, government, and academia, who share a common goal to:

  • Manage and reduce IT-related risks

  • Secure the IT environment

  • Raise confidence levels in business technology operations

The Open Group Security Forum provides a vendor-neutral environment where members can obtain relevant knowledge, exert influence, grow professionally, and network with a world-class community of experts and peers. Members share knowledge and experience to define requirements, and lead the development of open standards and best practices in security architecture and information security management. Our scope includes providing guidance for managing security risk and for creating effective security architectures, and developing technical security standards.

The Open Group events are for business and technology professionals interested in achieving business objectives through technology standards. The Open Group organizes conferences, member meetings, industry verticals, webinars and podcasts on a wide variety of topics.

Check our events calendar for upcoming events.

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Open FAIR™ Risk Analysis Tool - the function is to perform a quantitative Open FAIR risk analysis as defined in The Open Group Risk Analysis (O-RA) and Risk Taxonomy (O-RT) standards. It is provided in the form of a spreadsheet.  You may download the Beta version of the Open FAIR Risk Analysis Tool under a free, personal, 90-day Evaluation License; and you may then go on to use version 1.0 of the tool when available, internally under a free, perpetual, Corporate License or a free, perpetual, Academic License, if you wish. Alternatively, you may take out an annual Commercial License.

Open FAIR™ Tool with SIPmath™ Distributions: Guide to the Theory of Operation (G181) - additional information about the tool

Open FAIR is gaining significant acceptance among large organizations as a leading risk analysis methodology. The Open Group has published two Open FAIR standards :

These two standards constitute the body of knowledge for The Open Group FAIR Certification Program.

The Open Group FAIR Certification Program

Certification for Individuals

The documents below describe the Open Group FAIR Certification Program.

The Open Group has also published additional risk analysis guidance, which may be useful to risk practitioners, and as additional background for those seeking Open FAIR Foundation certification:

The Open Group Platinum Members