The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) will be hosting its first seminar of the year on 18 March to share the findings of its recently-completed cyber terrorism research project.
Titled ‘Insurance Risk Assessment of Cyber Terrorism in Australia’, the research project explores current and prospective cyber terrorism threats, plausible cyber terrorism scenarios and the practicalities of extending insurance coverage to include cyber terrorism in Australia.

ARPC is said to be keen to share the research findings with its government and insurance industry stakeholders who supported its research through active participation in cyber workshops and other means.

Its research partners were the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Centre for Risk Studies under the Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

The seminar on the findings will feature notable industry experts as speakers including University of Cambridge (Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School) director of research and innovation Simon Ruffle who will be in Sydney to present Cambridge’s 2020 research findings on current and near-term cyber terrorism threats, plausible cyber terrorism scenarios and a range of insured and economic losses.

The event will also see ARPC CEO Dr Christopher Wallace Present the updated 2017 ARPC cyber terrorism research paper named ‘Cyber Terrorism and Australia’s Terrorism Insurance Scheme’.

International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) presenter and author Paula Jarzabkowski who is also a high profile insurance academic will chair the ARPC Seminar, panel discussion and Q&As.

Details of other speakers will be released soon.

The seminar will take place at NSW State Parliament in Sydney on 18 March from 2pm to 5pm followed by networking drinks from 5pm to 7pm. Registrations to the event are free of charge and will open in mid-January on EventBrite.

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