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Characteristics of ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack Thwarted Counter-Terrorism Efforts: RMS

A number of unique characteristics of the January 7 terrorist attack against satirical French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” allowed terrorists to succeed despite counter-terrorism efforts, according to a new report by Dr. Gordon Woo, catastrophist and terrorism risk expert at RMS, the …

Insurance Pool May Unlock India-U.S. Atomic Trade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centered on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law. With the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy …

Threat of Cyber Attacks Must Be Priority for Corporate Boards: KPMG

The threat of cyber attacks must be taken more seriously by corporate boards at Britain’s largest companies, according to a survey by KPMG LLP today. Less than 40 percent of board members in the FTSE 350 Index companies said they …

Allianz Survey: Businesses Face New Challenges in Interconnected World

Business interruption (BI) and supply chain, natural catastrophes and fire/explosion are the major risks that occupy the attention of companies at the start of 2015, according to the fourth annual “Allianz Risk Barometer 2015.” The Risk Barometer details the top 10 global …

Companies Seek Advice About How to Protect Employees After Paris Shootings

The world’s biggest security provider, G4S Plc, is fielding more inquiries from prospective clients after terrorists killed 17 people in Paris last week. Companies are seeking advice on how to protect their employees following attacks at the weekly magazine Charlie …

A.M. Best Report: ‘Grey Swan’ Risks Can Affect Balance Sheets, Ratings

A new special report from A.M. Best discusses the need for non-life and life insurers to address threats called “grey swans,” the low-probability, high-severity events that have the potential to impair balance sheets and lower financial strength ratings. “Although some risks do …

Aon Report Identifies Key Risks for Financial Institutions in EMEA

Understanding and managing risk is increasingly a critical success factor for financial institutions, according to a report on financial institutions issued by Aon Risk Solutions, the risk management business of Aon plc. Entitled “2014 EMEA Financial Institutions Industry Report,” the …

Companies May Need to Disclose Fossil-Fuel Exposure: UK Energy Secretary

U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey called for a debate on forcing companies to disclose their exposure to fossil fuels so that investors know the risks they face as cleaner forms of energy are required. “There’s a case for making it …

Nationwide, Hartford Steam Boiler Offer Cyber Cover for Small Business Owners

As more than half of all U.S. small businesses have experienced a data breach, Nationwide has joined forces with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) to offer cyber insurance coverage for small business owners. The services and coverages help small businesses respond …

New Malware Called ‘Regin’ Targets Firms in at Least 10 Countries

An unidentified nation may have developed a “highly complex” surveillance tool that targeted companies and other victims in at least 10 countries including Russia and Mexico, Symantec Corp. researchers said. The tool, a malware dubbed “Regin,” has been been used …