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Real-life AXA XL Cyber claims scenarios

January 27, 2020

Cyber liabilities, and associated expenses, can devastate any business. A single cyber-attack in the US costs companies on average $8.19 million, according...

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Critical Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability

January 22, 2020

When Microsoft released patches on January 14, 2020, it revealed one of the most critical vulnerabilities it has discovered in years. The company confirmed...

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True Tales of the Data Breach Hotline

January 14, 2020

A cyber breach can strike panic and lead to rushed decisions, but these on-call claim professionals helped to achieve happy endings for clients at their...

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2019's Top Cyber Risks: Finding solutions in vulnerability

December 16, 2019

Fourteen seconds. That was the prediction in 2017 on how often a business would endure a cyberattack by 2019. By October 2019, however, the actual figure...

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Savvy global travelers have a trained eye on Political Risk

December 03, 2019

The next time your travels find you in a foreign country, look around. Chances are you will find clues to that country’s political and credit risks. Because...

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Where there's smoke there's environmental exposure

December 02, 2019

The combustion triangle is fairly easy to understand. A fire needs only three things present to burn: Oxygen, Heat and Fuel. Beyond that, the equation...

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A Blue Carbon future: how innovative thinking aims to increase coastal resilience and meet climate targets

July 27, 2019

Concerns about human impact on the planet is at the forefront of many individuals’ minds and businesses’ agendas.  Companies are taking steps to reduce...

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When tech is the target: cyber risks for tech companies

May 22, 2019

In a world in which cyber attacks are increasing in frequency and severity, companies rely heavily on technology to secure their data and systems. But...

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Cyber endorsements: The why and how of cyber protection

August 15, 2018

A salesperson, working from a café while on the road, sends proprietary client information over an unsecured Wi-Fi connection. A project manager for a...

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Low threat doesn't necessarily mean ""no threat""

May 14, 2018

No question about it, leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) are a threat to the environment, particularly to groundwater.  And there have been plenty...

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Four steps insurers must take to realize the potential of IoT

March 14, 2018

The number of IoT devices on the planet has now surpassed the number of smartphones. After half a decade of hype, insurers had expected to be writing "connected...

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Emerging Risks Report: Q2 2017

July 07, 2017

Also available in  Spanish,  Portuguese,  German,  French  and  Italian.XL Catlin’s Emerging Risk Task Force actively monitors a wide array of emerging...

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Hometown hacking: Communities in US and Canada become cyber targets

May 24, 2017

It’s easy to see why Target was a target.  Home Depot too is a depot of valuable information and credit card numbers.  Even a health insurer like Anthem...

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Size of social engineering attacks growing

May 09, 2017

Businesses around the world are facing greater exposure to social engineering attacks, and the stakes are getting a lot higher.​Only a few years ago, a...

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IoT Risks: What are the implications for your business?

December 06, 2016

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) consists of a global network of Internet connected devices, from commercial climate control systems to vehicle diagnostic...

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On Our Radar: Artificial Turf

September 08, 2016

tr, td { border: 0px solid white !important; }The first type of artificial turf (or “Chemgrass” previously given brand name) was in the 1960s...

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UK Insurance Market – what could the future hold?

May 24, 2016

The UK’s economic performance in the last quarter of 2015 was encouraging, if not mixed. Output increased in two of the main industrial groupings - namely...

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Protecting Privilege: Strategies to Keep Post Cyber-Breach Activities from Disclosure

April 25, 2016

Originally published in Litigation Management magazine, Spring 2016. Today most businesses cannot avoid being, at least in some limited manner, connected...

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Cyber Claim Trend: Risks Go Beyond Data Breaches

April 11, 2016

When most people think about cyber insurance, they tend to visualize data breaches. In fact, less than one-third of the cyber claims we see are for breaches....

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Cybercrime in Latin America

March 24, 2016

Business is booming!In mid-July, the host of a popular Brazilian television show, reportedly was the victim of a hacker who stole thousands of Brazilian...

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Lets Talk Dr Graeme Smith on Mobile Autonomy

March 18, 2016

Dr Graeme Smith is a recognised expert in Advanced Vehicle Control systems and the Connected Car, and holds several patents in the areas of Adaptive Cruise...

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Cyber risk is bigger than an IT issue

March 10, 2016

One thing is becoming clear about cyber risks: the problem is much bigger than any organization’s information technology department.My background as an...

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Every Business’ Nightmare – Violence in the Workplace

January 29, 2016

In August 1986, a 44-year old part-time letter carrier from Edmond, Oklahoma was reprimanded after a heated argument with two supervisors. At approximately...

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Data Centers - Internet technology expansion yields increased environmental risk

August 17, 2015

According to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the data center sector could double in size in the next several years....

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Is Cyber Liability Coverage as Essential as PandC Coverage

May 18, 2015

This article is reprinted from the March 2015 issue of Insights, a professional journal by the CPCU Society. It has been reproduced here with permission...

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Sharing ideas on the sharing economy

February 23, 2015

Sharing Means Profit…But Not Without RiskResults of this disruptive innovation have been extraordinary. Total revenues for the five most prominent sharing...

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If it sounds phishy, it probably is

February 16, 2015

Social engineering has become a global problem, and unfortunately for corporations, the fraud business is booming.The term “social engineering” refers...

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Europe, the next frontier for e-Accounting…

February 03, 2015

OK, so it’s not rocket science, but e-Accounting has recently taken some giant leaps. For those of you scratching your heads, let me explain:  e-Accounting...

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Public Private Partnerships

December 10, 2014

Historical Investment XL Group’s article “Restoring Europe’s Aged and Stressed Infrastructure” addresses the urgent need for infrastructure investment:...

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Restoring Europes Aged and Stressed Infrastructure

November 21, 2014

Faded GloryEurope’s economy is on a painstaking road to recovery, marching on legs creaking with age. The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities...

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When the going gets hot the drones get going

October 06, 2014

In January 2014, a fire broke out in Connecticut’s Stone Creek Quarry. Fire Chief Jack Ahern knew he had a complicated fire on his hands because the fire...

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5 ways an iPad can improve risk engineering

September 19, 2014

With risks getting more complex and time becoming more precious, leveraging best-in-class mobile technology is changing the playing field in the P&C insurance...

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Cyber Shock

September 04, 2014

  Fast Focus Although third-party liability coverage is important,...

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Insuring Multinational Business, Exceptionally

September 04, 2014

—With nearly 200 sovereign nations, creating and managing global insurance programs can be a big challenge. That is one reason that XL Group has established...

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Internet of things

June 13, 2014

The Internet of Things (“IoT”); it’s going to change the world. But what is it? Well, it’s a computing concept that describes a future where every day...

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XL's Mike McGavick Challenges Insurers to be Daring Innovators

May 05, 2014

In recent episode of A.M. BestTV, Michael S. McGavick, chief executive officer of XL Group Ltd, explains how insurers should look to be more daring and...

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March Madness

March 17, 2014

They don’t call the NCAA Tournament “March Madness” for nothing.  Over a four week time frame, beginning in mid-March and culminating in the Final Four...

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The Age of Innovation in China and India

March 13, 2014

On the FoothillsChina and India: the next great economic frontiers. Two countries, abundant in culture and rich in human resources, home to 2.6 billion...

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Christmas all wrapped up? Supply chain, maritime trade, property endorsements.. covered?

December 23, 2013

What’s in your stocking? Traditionally the first Sunday in Advent has signalled the start of the run-up to Christmas, but it seems that for retailers two...

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How to Make Friends and Influence People on Social Networks

September 25, 2013

Human Nature in a Virtual World2.4 billion of the world’s 7 billion citizens are internet users.Google alone process 100 billion searches per month, 3.3...

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We live in a world of change

September 23, 2013

Dublin City Council and successive Lord Mayors have worked for some time to deliver a smart economy and smart society in our capital city. We have worked...

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3D Printing the Human Body

September 13, 2013

The skull: the guardian and cradle of our most precious human organ, the brain.An average anatomy class of 100 students shares 5 skull models. Now 3D-printed...

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3D Printing The Dawn of the Bespoke Era

September 12, 2013

Disruptive TechnologyDisruptive technology is innovation which upends an industry, engenders an entirely new market, or fundamentally alters the way society...

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Limmex: A Swiss Beacon of Hope for the World?

September 04, 2013

The Aging Global PopulationPeople are getting older. According to the World Health Organization, by 2050, the number of people over 60 will more than triple,...

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All the Likes in the World

May 13, 2013

Disgruntled customers and employees have substantial power in the world of social media. A number of companies have recently found themselves ‘cleaning...

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Crimes ciberneticos na America Latina

O negócio está crescendo!Em meados de julho, foi noticiado que a apresentadora de um dos mais populares telejornais brasileiros foi vítima de um hacker...

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Lets Talk Dr Graeme Smith acerca de la autonomia movil

El Dr. Graeme Smith es un reconocido experto en sistemas de control avanzado de vehículos así como también en el coche conectado, y posee varias patentes...

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