Category Archives: Terrorism

Looking to the future of airport security

A seemingly never-ending queue, the frantic patting down of pockets, shoes and belts stuffed into trays, the monotonous refrain of “please remove any liquids, iPads or laptops”: welcome to airport security. The global airport security market is expected to exceed … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2017?

A look at the emerging risks for 2017 reveals two clear touchpoints: people and politics – and especially politics. Risk experts in areas ranging from human capital to transportation, from Washington, DC to Brazil are looking at the broad implications … Continue reading →

Securing property in an age of global terror

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRIA (green)

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

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 →