As part of our ongoing collaboration, the teams from START and CHC Global have been holding a series of managed discussions to consider the potential impacts of Covid-19 on terrorism and asymmetric threats. In May 2020, we jointly published the paper “100 Days Later: COVID-19: Implications for Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats”, which received wide readership across the insurance, risk and policy making communities.
As we enter the Northern Hemisphere winter, we have elected to update our assessment. This report is published somewhere between the first global wave of Covid and an expected second wave crest. We believe that the perspective during this “lull” – the eye of the storm – may be important. In order to provide structure to our analysis, we have considered what has changed, what is uncertain and what organizations can practically do in response. Our focus remains on terrorism and other malicious and security risks, many of which sit in the higher impact zones of the risk register.
Holt, Chris, William Braniff, and Jerry Smith. 2020. "In the Eye of the Storm: An Update: Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats during Covid-19." CHC Global & START (October).