Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Client Alert: Protecting your organization from ransomware

In the last several days, a large-scale cyberattack utilizing a powerful strain of malware commonly known as “WannaCry” took advantage of a flaw in the operating system of Windows-based computers. WannaCry is a version of ransomware (and variations of it … Continue reading →

Addressing the human element in cyber risk: The HR/risk management partnership

According to the latest research by Willis Towers Watson, cyber security continues to be widely viewed as a fundamental challenge (66%) and a top priority for organizations (85%). What’s more, the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Cyber Risk Employer Survey shows … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

The impact of artificial intelligence in transportation

In October 2016 an experimental driverless truck made by Otto, an Uber-owned company, delivered 50,000 cans of beer after travelling 120 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. It did so travelling at 55mph, with a human in the … Continue reading →

Artificial Intelligence: Data-driven but not without risks

The recent edition of Mobile World Congress stressed that the industry is in a state of flux, as many new technologies have yet to enter maturity despite their strong potential for disruption. In addition to 5G and the internet of … Continue reading →

Blockchain: What risk managers need to know

There is no perhaps greater risk to our global economy in the coming years than a large-scale cyber event.  Blockchain may represent the best hope for preventing or limiting such an incident in the future.  For this, and other reasons, … Continue reading →

Brexit impact on transportation industry

The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Continue reading →

Guide to General Data Protection Regulation for transportation companies

On April 14, 2016 the European Parliament voted to adopt a new data protection law for Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Continue reading →

Digital ghosts: Deleted online footprints persist

The inescapable truth of modern life is that all interactions with the internet are recorded and stored, creating digital imprints of user activity and personal information. In the highly interconnected world of the internet, there is no such thing as … Continue reading →

Changing the conversation on risk in the aviation industry

The aviation industry in Asia has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, and so has the nature of the risks it has to navigate. Adapted from the keynote speech at Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 aviation conference in Singapore on … Continue reading →