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Quantifying Cyber Risk in the Financial Services Industry
Larry Santucci

The Consumer Finance Institute hosted a workshop in February 2017 featuring James Fox, partner and principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and a leading authority on cybersecurity in the financial services industry. He discussed the importance of measuring cyber risk, highlighted some challenges that financial institutions face in measuring cyber risk, and assessed several leading cyber-risk management methodologies. Fox also provided some recommendations for bank exams and insights into how federal agencies might begin to quantify systemic cyber risk. This paper summarizes Fox’s presentation and is supplemented by additional research.

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Larry Santucci, Quantifying Cyber Risk in the Financial Services Industry, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers 18-3, 11 Nov 2018.
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Keywords: cyber risk; cybersecurity; risk appetite; risk quantification
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