ByDeborah Austin Risk managers in the U.S. and Canada should expand their horizons, says the Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. regarding results of its "International Risk Survey: Thinking Beyond Borders." Most risk managers surveyed buy insurance through the "home office" for international operations -- but fewer than 30% report a high communication level with people in their foreign locations when designing and managing such insurance. While 43% of respondents say at least one-quarter of their firms' revenue comes from international operations, only 16% consider international risks a greater threat than domestic risks. And the risk managers focus more on traditional risk exposures than on kidnapping/extortion, economic/political instability, and currency risk. Furthermore, while respondents expect "cyber asset" risks to grow most significantly over the next few years, 48% say they have little contact with their information technology departments. The Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., Warren, N.J., is offering a free CyberRisk Handbook. For information visit: www.chubb.com/businesses/dfi/cyber/handbook.html.