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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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A Common Language: Aligning Third-Party Contracts with Insurance Policies
The report defines key insurance terms that must be understood by contract reviewers, as well as common contract clauses that impact the validity of both the contract and insurance policies.
Author:  Brenda Tappan
Date: September 25, 2017
The Top 8 Legal Developments You Need to Know About in 2017
This RIMS’ Professional Report explores key insurance-related legal decisions in the United States.
Author:  Mark J. Plumer, Xandra Bernardo, Patrick Walker
Date: September 20, 2017
Winter Is Coming
Like a Game of Thrones winter, hackers are coming.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: September 1, 2017
Safer Work Through Predictive Analytics
Data analysis strategies can make workplace safety programs more proactive.
Author:  Carrie Young
Date: September 1, 2017
The Psychology of Risk
Effective crisis management planning requires understanding and overcoming natural human responses to risk.
Author:  Katherine Heires
Date: September 1, 2017
The Hunt for Risk Management’s Panda
To improve its public image, the risk management profession should follow the lead of the World Wildlife Fund.
Author:  Andrew Bent
Date: September 1, 2017
Category: Global, Risk Management (General)
Keywords: panda, symbolism, risk management
Type: Article
Members Only? No
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
Timing is Everything In Crime Insurance Claims
Even the most carefully crafted crime coverage may have no value if policyholders wait until it is too late to take action against dishonest employees or dissembling insurance companies.
Author:  Robert M. Horkovich and Edward J. Stein
Date: September 1, 2017
Cyberbreaches Cost Companies Billions in Long-Term Value
A typical severe cyberbreach results in the permanent loss of 1.8% of a company’s value relative to its competitors.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: September 1, 2017
Global Risk Concerns
Headline news correlated directly with the top-10 concerns of risk managers globally in 2016.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: September 1, 2017
College Captive Offers Hands-On Experience
A Butler University program gives students the chance to develop and manage their own captive.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
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
5 Best Practices for IoT Privacy Compliance
As the internet of things expands, organizations must establish rigorous privacy practices.
Author:  Justine Young Gottshall
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
IoT Risks for the Oil and Gas Industry
The internet of things has improved productivity and lowered costs in the oil and gas industry, but also introduces vulnerability to cyberattacks.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: August 1, 2017
Practical Lessons for Managing Cyberrisks
These four principles are critical for risk managers facing increasingly frequent cyberattacks.
Author:  Gautam Aggarwal
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
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
A New Method for Measuring Captive Performance
By monitoring key performance indicators and financial metrics, risk managers can help ensure the efficacy of a captive.
Author:  Evan R. Busman
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