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Risk Knowledge is a searchable library of relevant information for today's risk professionals. Available materials include RIMS Executive Reports, survey findings, contributed articles, industry research, benchmarking data and more.



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RIMS REPORT - Terrorism Insurance: Understanding the Boundaries of Coverage for a Risk Without Borders
The report outlines insurance options and risk management solutions to better prepare organizations for the impact of a terrorist attack, as well as insight on negotiating coverage.
Author:  Micah Skidmore
Date: October 10, 2017
Key Considerations for Cyberrisk Coverage
A number of insurance policy provisions can help ensure adequate protection from cyber losses.
Author:  Joshua Gold
Date: October 3, 2017
Lessons from the Yahoo Hack
The attack on 1 billion Yahoo accounts reveals vulnerabilities also common to other systems.
Author:  Randy Battat
Date: October 3, 2017
Identifying an Embezzler
Five common characteristics of embezzlers can help companies reduce the risk of employee theft.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: October 3, 2017
Managing the New Dynamics of Terrorism
The recent wave of attacks in the EU requires a renewed focus on travel risk management.
Author:  Anna Lepingwell
Date: October 3, 2017
Winter Is Coming
Like a Game of Thrones winter, hackers are coming.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: September 1, 2017
Four Key Cyberrisk Management Questions for Directors and Officers
As cyber liability standards evolve, courts increasingly hold directors and officers responsible for cybersecurity lapses.
Author:  Richik Sarkar
Date: September 1, 2017
Drone Risks Create New Legal Challenges
Drone liability claims require a different defense approach than traditional aviation cases.
Author:  William H. Walsh
Date: September 1, 2017
European Forecast Heats Up
The summer heat wave in southern Europe may be a sign of the fatal weather extremes to come.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: September 1, 2017
What Policyholders Should Know About the Texas Hailstorm Bill
Policyholders need to be aware of the implications of new legislation in Texas that aims to curb hailstorm litigation abuse.
Author:  John Hardin and Gilbert Perales
Date: August 29, 2017
2017 RIMS Cyber Survey (Members-Only)
Cyber risks remain a top priority for risk management professionals around the world. The survey explores the value and effectiveness of cyber insurance, featuring insight from 288 practitioners from a wide-range of industries. This survey is currently available for members only.
Author:  RIMS
Date: August 24, 2017
Ransomware Ready: How to Prepare for the Day You Get Locked Out
As widespread ransomware attacks force organizations to take the threat more seriously, it is critical to develop a clear response strategy.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: August 1, 2017
Notepad: Risk in Review – July/August
Investigating the cause of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, Uber’s CEO resigns, and more.
Author:  Caroline McDonald and Morgan O'Rourke
Date: August 1, 2017
Improving Vendor Risk Management
Centralized vendor management organizations can help companies manage third-party risk.
Author:  Nicole Parreño
Date: August 1, 2017
Risks and Opportunities for Drone Ships
Autonomous technology may soon hit the seas as companies develop remote-controlled or even fully autonomous ships.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: August 1, 2017
Cyber Protection: What to Do Before and After a Cyber Incident
The report explores the precautionary steps and post-incident responses critical to managing a data breach. It highlights the importance of understanding business strategy and susceptible assets, employee training, cyber insurance and developing relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
Author:  RIMS, Teri Cotton Santos, Dwayne Eastwood, Michael Gresham, John Hansen
Date: June 28, 2017
Put Your Money Where Your Risk Is
Despite reporting drastically higher cyber exposure, businesses are spending four times more on insurance to cover property-related risks.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: June 1, 2017
Board Oversight and Sustainability
Environmental, social, and governance initiatives appear to be directly related to a company’s long-term performance and profitability.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: June 1, 2017