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Risk in Context

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line.


Business Interruption: Looking Beyond the Physical

Posted by Duncan Ellis June 14, 2018

With risk increasingly interconnected and interdependent in today’s rapidly changing world, your resiliency depends on how well you manage disruption, no matter its source. With the right mix of traditional and advanced risk mitigation and risk transfer strategies in place, you can overcome direct and indirect business interruption more effectively and better protect critical assets and your bottom line.

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Captive Owners Continue to Broaden Scope of Activity

Posted by Michael Serricchio June 06, 2018

Using a captive to write cyber terrorism risk can be a cost-effective and relatively simple means to reduce net retained risk, especially for companies that already own captives.

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Managing Your Potential Infectious Disease Exposures: 3 Steps

Posted by Christian Ryan June 05, 2018

Here are three ways global businesses can manage their potential exposure to Ebola, Nipah, and other public health threats.

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Related to: Hospitality & Gaming

Mandatory Data Breach Notification in Canada

Posted by Greg Eskins May 10, 2018

The final regulations of the Digital Privacy Act were published on April 18, 2018, and will come into effect on November 1, 2018.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

What #MeToo Means for Risk Professionals

Posted by Kelly Thoerig April 10, 2018

It’s vital that you take allegations of harassment and misconduct seriously while also taking steps to protect your organization from potential claims.

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Latest Updates to Ontario’s Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulation

Posted by Matthew Dugalic February 13, 2018

The key change affecting the BPV owner/operators in Ontario relates to the authorization of boilers and pressure vessels.

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Related to: Machinery Risk

Complying with New EU Data Rules Brings Added Benefits

Posted by Thomas Reagan October 23, 2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — which comes into force in May 2018 — will establish global requirements governing how organizations that do business in the EU must manage and protect its citizens’ personal data.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

Understanding the Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Boiler and Pressure Vessels Regulation

Posted by Matthew Dugalic September 20, 2017

Recently, Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) proposed significant amendments to the BPV Regulations that will result in a signficant change in both process and cost for vessel owners and operators.

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Cyber Breaches: More Than Your Business Systems Are at Risk of Disruption

Posted by Eleni Petros September 07, 2017

Recent cyber-attacks such as Petya/GoldenEye have shed light on directors and officers liability (D&O) risks. Companies should therefore check to make sure their directors and officers are adequately covered.

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Petya/GoldenEye Puts Spotlight on Marine Cyber Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris August 01, 2017

Risks are heightened in the shipping industry due to the increasing reliance on networked systems for operations. Any attack that disrupts these has the potential to bring trade to a temporary, but devastating, halt.

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