Category Archives: Terrorism

Securing property in an age of global terror

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Terrorism has come to dominate the news and political agenda. Anyone anywhere can be a victim. Commercial property landlords need to be more aware. Continue reading →

Five keys to preventing and responding to an active shooter

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The likelihood of your firm experiencing gun violence at work is very low, but the impact can be damaging and disruptive. Here are 5 steps to take beforehand. Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

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As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

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Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Brazil moves to high alert

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Brazil — the land of carnival, samba and beautiful football (soccer) — is not a country generally associated with terrorist activity. But as the country prepares to host the biggest sporting event in the world, there is unfortunately no getting … Continue reading →

Developing an active shooter plan

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An active shooter event can happen without notice and can be over in the course of minutes. The typical event only lasts 10-15 minutes, which doesn’t leave much opportunity for mitigation or planning a response. These events can span all … Continue reading →

Terrorism Backstop Renewed, but Coverage Not Retroactive

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President Barack Obama signed into law Monday the extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 which extends the program until December 31, 2020. The law H.R. 26, also gradually increases the trigger required to activate the program … Continue reading →

Guide to Political Violence and Terrorism Insurance for Financial Institutions

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The third element of political risk insurance financial institutions need to be aware of—after political risk insurance and comprehensive nonpayment insurance —is terrorism and political violence cover. Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Terrorism: An Evolving Response to an Evolving Threat

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Modes of terrorist attack are changing. The world today confronts the self-proclaimed Islamic State, built on terrorist tactics and apparently determined to export its methods in any way it can. In the US, we see acts of terror perpetrated by … Continue reading →