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'Anonymous' leaks stolen Kenyan foreign ministry documents

By: Thomson Reuters

Published April 28, 2016 - 2:39pm CST

(Reuters) — Online activists who claim ties to Anonymous said on Thursday they had begun to leak documents from Kenya's foreign ministry as part of a campaign to expose government and corporate corruption across Africa.

Don't skimp on vigilance despite low odds of workplace violence

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 21, 2016 - 8:14am CST

Employers should actively train and encourage their employees look out for and report signs their co-workers could become violent.

Apple refused China request for source code

By: Thomson Reuters

Published April 19, 2016 - 1:44pm CST

Apple Inc. has been asked by Chinese authorities within the last two years to hand over data, the company's top lawyer told U.S. lawmakers.

Filling the terror cover gap when Congress failed to act

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published April 10, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Terrorism insurance is a key component of Silverstein Properties Inc.'s risk management program.

Risk Management Summit 2016

Published April 07, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Cyber security took center stage at the Business Insurance 2016 Risk Management Summit in New York. Discussions swirled around everything from global threats to inside jobs. Industry panelists also tackled workers comp and supply chain issues among others. And the 2016 Innovation Award winners got their due.

Week in pictures

Published April 01, 2016 - 9:36am CST

SIFI challenges, man-made earthquakes, oil slicks and paperwork slip-ups top the Business Insuranceweek in pictures.

Nuclear terrorism fears loom over Obama atomic summit

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 31, 2016 - 10:40am CST

(Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama's drive to lock down vulnerable atomic materials worldwide seems to have lost momentum.

Militant interest in attacking nuclear sites stirs concern

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 30, 2016 - 1:35pm CST

(Reuters) —Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry's weak spots, security experts say.

Momentum slows on Obama's nuclear security agenda

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 30, 2016 - 11:58am CST

(Reuters) — Among nuclear terrorism fear, President Barack Obama's drive to lock down all vulnerable atomic materials worldwide risks losing momentum.

Insurance Services Office to help U.S. analyze terrorism insurance data

By: Judy Greenwald

Published March 28, 2016 - 2:09pm CST

Insurance Services Office Inc. will collect, aggregate and help analyze insurance data on terrorism for the U.S. Treasury Department this year, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based organization said.

Brussels terror attacks highlight evolving threats

By: Douglas McLeod and Sarah Veysey

Published March 27, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Insurer coverage offerings may lag changing tactics

Week in pictures

Published March 25, 2016 - 11:52am CST

Terrorism and its prospects top the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Security doesn't just happen, cyber experts say

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published March 25, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Risk managers told to prepare for hackers as well as "hacktavists," those who would use their companies' systems to access another target.

Insurers playing catch up on terrorism coverage

By: Judy Greenwald

Published March 24, 2016 - 2:04pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson report shows progress in introducing new products still lags threat.

U.S. blames Iranians for hacking against banks, New York dam

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 24, 2016 - 10:26am CST

(Reuters) — The Obama administration on Thursday announced the indictment of seven Iranian hackers for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks on dozens of U.S. banks and a New York dam from 2011 to 2013.

Brussels attacks stir debate over airport security

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 22, 2016 - 1:58pm CST

(Reuters) — Twin explosions in the departure hall of Brussels' Zaventem airport prompted several countries worldwide to review or tighten airport security on Tuesday and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals.

Global economy magnifies terrorist, political, environmental, cyber risks

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published March 22, 2016 - 12:40pm CST

Willis Towers Watson's Dominic Casserley advocates a multidisciplinary approach to finding answers.

Brussels terrorism-related property losses covered by state-run pool

By: Sarah Veysey

Published March 22, 2016 - 11:04am CST

At least 30 people are dead in attacks on Brussels' Zaventem airport and Maelbeek subway station that are related to capture of suspect in Paris terror attack in November.

Bombs explode at Brussels airport, on metro train

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 22, 2016 - 10:16am CST

(Reuters) — Two deadly blasts tore through a packed departure area of the Brussels Airport at Zaventem after a suicide bomber blew himself up in one of the Tuesday morning airport explosions, which public broadcaster VRT said killed 14 people.

Insurers asked to submit terrorism program participation data

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published March 04, 2016 - 2:03pm CST

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Federal Insurance Office is requesting that insurers voluntarily submit information about their participation in the federal government's Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.

Pastor indicted for bribery in case tied to JPMorgan hacking

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 03, 2016 - 2:23pm CST

(Reuters) — A New Jersey pastor was indicted on Thursday for an alleged bribery scheme involving a bitcoin exchange owned by an Israeli man linked to cyber attacks on JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other companies.

U.K. terrorism reinsurance pool ups coverage

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published March 03, 2016 - 11:05am CST

Pool Reinsurance Co. Ltd. is renewing its commercial reinsurance cover for three years and adding an additional layer, increasing the coverage to 1.95 billion from 1.8 billion ($2.71 billion from $2.50 billion) it bought last year, the U.K. government-backed terrorism insurance pool announced Thursday.

XL Catlin doubles stand-alone terrorism cover limits

By: Matthew Lerner

Published February 24, 2016 - 3:51pm CST

Company doubles its limits for stand-alone terrorism coverage to $200 million.

Prosecutors help organize victims' brigade in Apple battle

By: Thomson Reuters

Published February 24, 2016 - 2:18pm CST

(Reuters) — Prosecutors took unusual steps in enlisting victims of the San Bernardino, California, attack in the government’s heated battle with Apple Inc. over access to an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters, according to people involved in the effort and legal experts.

Privacy vs. security at heart of Apple iPhone decrypt order

By: Thomson Reuters

Published February 18, 2016 - 2:16pm CST

(Reuters) — A court order demanding that Apple Inc. help the U.S. government unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters is shaping up as a crucial test case.

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