Insurance Risk Assessment of Cyber Terrorism in Australia

In 2020, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation completed a major research study on the threat of cyber terrorism in Australia. The study, titled ‘Insurance risk assessment of cyber terrorism in Australia’ identifies and explores current and prospective threats, plausible scenarios as well as the practicalities of extending insurance coverage to include cyber terrorism in Australia.

ARPC commissioned Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, based in France, to undertake the research with ARPC.

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ASPI publishes its Counter-Terrorism Yearbook 2020 

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders. The 2020 edition of ASPI’s Counterterrorism Yearbook considers three emerging themes that are matters of concern in the current security environment:

  • the demise of the Islamic State (IS) ‘caliphate’
  • the increased threat from right-wing extremism, and
  • the role of technology in propagating violent extremist ideologies.

For more information on ASPI and to access the Yearbook, visit


Mind the gap

The Australian terrorism pool still excludes cyber terrorism. This article, featuring an interview with ARPC CEO, Dr Christopher Wallace, outlines some findings of ARPC’s cyber terrorism research project with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies. This article appeared in the February-March 2020 issue of Insurance News Magazine.

Commercial property at risk from cyber attacks

ARPC identified cyber terrorism causing physical damage to commercial property as an area requiring investigation and commissioned the OECD and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies to provide insights into the threat in Australia. This article, which outlines some research findings, appeared in the April 2020 issue of Asia Insurance Review.

The complexity of terrorism pools

This article features a wide ranging interview with Dr Christopher Wallace, ARPC CEO, about how terrorism pools like ARPC keep up to date with current and emerging terrorism trends. The article appeared in the January 2019 issue of Asia Insurance Review.

ARPC and Institute of Economics and Peace Research Paper

Terrorism in the OECD – A Research Project funded by the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

ARPC Brochure

Trusted Expert in terrorism reinsurance. This brochure showcases ARPC’s vision, strategic priorities, and financial and performance highlights as at 30 June 2019.

Briefing Notes

Effective Terrorism Exclusions