Use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons by non-state actors: Emerging trends and risk factors

This report, produced for Lloyd’s by Chatham House – an independent policy institute based in London – explores some of the key factors driving the global threat of CBRN attacks as an act of terrorism or sabotage.

The report also presents a set of plausible but extreme scenarios for each form of attack. These are devised to be illustrative of the types of events that insurers may want to consider in their exposure management and underwriting strategies. The scenarios are not predictions, but they could provide a useful tool to assist insurers in thinking about CBRN weapons use.

Topics covered:
• CBRN threat matrix.
• Emerging technologies.
• Risk management and resilience.
• CBRN weapons use scenarios.