Blogger Archives: Wendy Peters

Wendy Peters

Wendy is the Global Head of Terrorism within Financial Solutions. Based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, she has 21 years of experience in political risk and terrorism insurance. Her background includes the development of insurance programs for emerging market risks, with a focus on financial institutions and the leisure and entertainment industries.

From dirty bombs to GPS spoofing: New threats to fleets

Trucks and containers

While fleet management might not sound like it is an area where security is a top concern, technology is extending the capabilities of anyone with malicious intent. Continue reading →

A helicopter view of airport risk

Airports are tempting targets for terrorists. The combination of high population densities, commercial aircraft from all over the globe and a symbol of national prestige require special risk controls. Continue reading →

Unrest and uncertainty: Understanding the consequences of Brexit for businesses

Red phone booth on London street with Big Ben and other buildings in the background

One of the primary consequences of Brexit could be the continuing ability of law enforcement to share information and coordinate their activities. Continue reading →

3 key ways to mitigate the impact of active shooters and other assailant attacks

Search and Rescue crew member in a hard heat using a walkie talkie

While terrorist incidents worldwide have fallen from their peak in 2016, active assailant attacks, including active shooter incidents, remain a significant threat in advanced economies — and fatalities are increasing, according to the FBI, Europol the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Continue reading →

Political violence in 2018: A year of uncertainty

red flags on top of rocks by the ocean

The political violence landscape of 2018 could be best characterized as a year of frustrations and disappointments. National rivalries and disagreements, peppered with the liberal employment of sanctions and tariffs, have made the global compact appear even more unstable. And the rise in populist movements, the erosion of governance and the increasing activity of far-right extremism has probably not yet reached its peak. Continue reading →

Key steps for protecting your supply chain against terror attacks

aerial view of trucks traveling on a highway surrounded by green fields

Terror attacks on global supply chains are on the rise. A report from British Standards Institute (BSI) estimates a 16% year-over-year increase within the last decade, with terrorist organizations striking supply chains an average of once a week. The report … Continue reading →

Two key steps to help your organization mitigate the impact of a chemical attack

Woman in a white protective suit with a white cap, blue gloves and goggles dropping a liquid from a syringe into a test tube

We’re living in an era of unprecedented terrorist plots and attacks, where hazardous materials, including chemical agents, are now being used outside of warzones to harm civilians. The recent attacks in Dourma, Syria, and in Salisbury, U.K., serve as a … 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 →

Terrorism: An Evolving Response to an Evolving Threat

malware as terrorism

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 →

TRIA Passes Senate; Next Stop President

Senate passes TRIA

On January 8th, the Senate voted to pass the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 which extends the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for an additional six years until 2020. This follows a bi-partisan vote of 416-5 in the … Continue reading →

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Video: Mudança de Direção no Terrorismo

No RIMS, meu colega da Willis Colleen McCarthy convidou para entender mais sobre o cenário de seguros contra terrorismo. Continuar lendo →