Monthly Archives: May 2017

FERMA statement on WannaCry

Jo Willaert

Statement from Jo Willaert, President of FERMA

The latest cyber attack illustrates clearly that the management of cyber risks should be an enterprise-wide project directed from board level within a sound governance framework. It also shows us that private sector organisations, suppliers of critical IT infrastructure, governments and security agencies must collaborate to build resilience to ever-shifting cyber threats.

FERMA is currently completing an important cyber security initiative in cooperation with the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA). On 29 June at the European Parliament, we will publish our recommendations for organisations for creating a robust cyber risk governance.

At the FERMA Forum 2017 from 15-18 October in Monaco, Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for the Emerging Security Challenges Division of NATO will be our closing keynote speaker. 




FERMA President Jo Willaert elected President of IFRIMA

Jo Willaert, the President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has been elected President of the International Federation of Risk Management Associations (IFRIMA) for a term of two years. The election took place at the IFRIMA meeting during the annual RIMS conference in Philadelphia last week.

Jo says, “During my Presidency at IFRIMA, I want to focus on strengthening and reinforcing the dialogue and cooperation among risk management associations worldwide – so ensuring coherence in the actions and development of risk management globally. To do this, I will build on my experience as President of FERMA since 2015 representing a network of 22 associations in 21 European countries.”

IFRIMA has also announced the admission of a new member, the German risk management association GVNW. This brings IFRIMA membership to a total of a total of 21 risk management associations worldwide.

More information on IFRIMA website: