Chip Block, Vice President and Certified Open FAIR™ Analyst, Evolver, Inc.
Mr. Block has over 30 years of advanced technology research and development experience and has spent the last 15 years in the information assurance and cyber technology arenas. He leads new market and technology development at Evolver.
He advises Evolver’s clients on cyber operations, cyber risk quantification and cyber insurance. Specific to cyber risk quantification, he works with clients to identify key business risk elements for ROI analysis, insurance considerations and streamlining vendor management utilizing the FAIR methodology.
Mr. Block was awarded an R&D 100 award as co-principal investigator in 2003. He is an author and frequent speaker on cyber risk quantification, medical devices and the Internet of Things. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the chair of the FAIR Institute’s DC Chapter, and a certified Open FAIR™ analyst.
Dave Pearl, Executive Director for Cyber Programs and Certified Open FAIR™ Analyst, Evolver, Inc.
Mr. Pearl has over 20 years of experience leading major technology initiatives and complex IT programs with a worldwide footprint to federal and commercial clients. Mr. Pearl has held various leadership positions, most recently at Grant Thornton and Deloitte. Notable projects include the development of cyber architecture for a federal agency and quantification of operational risks to assess impact on program budgets for a large, international organization.
Mr. Pearl is a certified program management professional (PMP), ITIL v.3 expert, and certified Open FAIR™ analyst. He has a certificate in Strategic Executive Leadership from Yale University. He holds a post masters in Information Systems and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech. He is also completing a Masters in Cybersecurity Technology from University of Maryland University College.
Edward Peck, Cybersecurity Consultant and Certified Open FAIR™ Analyst, Evolver, Inc.
Mr. Peck consults and leads workshops for Evolver’s corporate and government clients as well as university partners on the FAIR framework and how to apply its methodology to real world scenarios. His extensive experience enables Mr. Peck to leverage first-hand knowledge of FAIR-based cyber risk management success in the classroom.
Prior to joining Evolver, Mr. Peck spent nearly two decades in the cybersecurity arena in various capacities. Most recently, he conducted FAIR assessments for a major east coast financial institution. He was also a security controls assessor helping identify security-related gaps in various sized enterprises as well as a cybersecurity engineer responsible for designing and documenting appropriate security controls for networks and applications.
Mr. Peck received his B.S. in Business from Mount St. Mary’s University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with a concentration in Engineering (CISSP-ISSEP), a certified Open FAIR™ analyst and a member of the FAIR Institute's DC Chapter.