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Only Half of Ransomware Payouts Result in Data Recovery
Only half of those who paid ransoms confirmed successfully recovering their data, while the other half saw complete data loss.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: April 4, 2018
Assessing Cyber Readiness
Hiscox found 73% of companies are not adequately prepared to face a cyberattack.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: April 4, 2018
Category: Cyber Risk, Insurance, Risk Management (General)
Keywords: hiscox, Cyber, risk management
Type: Article
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M&A Growth Consistent in 2018
Despite large recent acquisitions, M&A activity is expected to largely comprise smaller transactions in 2018.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: April 3, 2018
The Rising Tide of ­Maritime Shipping Risks
New technology and increased global trade have led to new risks for the shipping industry.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: March 2, 2018
Insuring Marine Cargo Against Fraudulent Documentation
Commercial shipping faces a new and daunting set of technological exposures, including the computer-enabled falsification of shipping documents
Author:  Joshua Gold
Date: March 2, 2018
Insurers to Pay Record $135 Billion for 2017 Disasters
The final tally of insured and economic losses from a disaster-packed 2017.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: February 1, 2018
Insurance Buyers Face Shifting Market
Willis Towers Watson’s Joe Peiser discusses what insurance buyers can expect in the coming year.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: February 1, 2018
A Guide to Transaction Liability Insurance A Guide to Transaction Liability Insurance
Buyers purchase R&W insurance to limit the seller’s liability for potential breaches of the representations and warranties in a securities purchase agreement.
Author:  William G. Passannante and Carrie Maylor DiCanio
Date: February 1, 2018
Addressing Sexual Harassment Claims with EPLI Coverage
As companies continue to address the sexual harassment crisis, they may find some economic relief from their employment practices liability insurance coverage.
Author:  James R. Murray and Jared Zola
Date: February 1, 2018
A Policyholder’s Guide to IoT Claims Coverage
Risk managers should examine their insurance policies for internet of things-related losses.
Author:  Catherine Serafin
Date: February 1, 2018
RIMS LEGISLATIVE REVIEW - Implications of Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) Provision
In response to H.R. 1 – the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” recently signed into law, RIMS has published this Legislative Review to address certain international tax provisions included in the final bill.
Author:  RIMS External Affairs Committee
Date: January 17, 2018
Best Practices for Quality IME Results
This paper reviews best practices that must be followed to ensure a quality independent medical examination (IME) result that helps determine the next step in the claim and injury management process.
Author:  Genex
Date: January 10, 2018
What You Need to Know About Cyber Extortion Insurance Coverage
Although the specific policy wording varies, many cyber policies provide coverage for extortion-related expenses and payments paid as a result of a cyber extortion threat.
Author:  Jeffrey J. Meagher
Date: December 18, 2017
The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes
Managing the risks associated with severe weather events, including the immediate and latent pollution unleashed by natural disasters, is a huge challenge.
Author:  Robert M. Horkovich and John G. Nevius
Date: December 1, 2017
On the Ground: Risk Management in a Historic Hurricane Season
Risk and insurance professionals who weathered 2017’s historic hurricane season share their first-hand disaster recovery experiences.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: December 1, 2017
Hard Market on the Horizon
A costly year for man-made and natural catastrophe losses, coupled with other complex risks, may result in a substantial hardening of insurance rates and terms into 2018 and beyond.
Author:  Dante Disparte and Daniel Wagner
Date: December 1, 2017
Year In Risk 2017
Whether it was natural disasters, cyberattacks, corporate crises or political uncertainty, risk events made high-profile and often sobering headlines in 2017.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: December 1, 2017
Understanding Post-Storm Business Interruption Coverage
Businesses suffering from supply chain disruptions after this season’s storms should look to their property insurance policies for contingent business interruption coverage.
Author:  Finley Harckham and Marshall Gilinsky
Date: November 22, 2017
Autonomous Vehicle Risk: Out with the old, in with the new
The mega-trend of autonomous vehicles will result in a dramatic reduction in traditional accidents, shifting responsibility in the direction of vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure providers and mobility services.
Author:  Aon Risk Solutions
Date: November 8, 2017
Will Your Crime Insurance Cover Cyber?
Courts are divided over whether crime insurance policies provide coverage for cyber-related fraud.
Author:  Michael S. Levine and Jennifer White
Date: November 2, 2017



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