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CBRNE, Cyber Security and Dirty Bombs: Overview

Newrisk Limited is specially qualified to advise on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives and cyber electronic incidents to organisations and governments.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Sally Leivesley has previous experience in this area of expertise, which has included establishing the first mobile chemical incident response unit in Queensland, Australia following a toxic chemical incident, acting as a national representative on the Australian Chemical Industry Council's National Community Advisory Panel.

Dr Leivesley is an Assessor for the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists, Institution of Civil Engineers. She is also a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Advisors (IABTI) and has delivered papers and held exercises with IABTI members on CBRN and Explosives threats for cities and for aviation prior to the olympics in Sydney in 2000 and she has held exercises at UK meetings on threats to critical infrastructure.

Dr Leivesley has also advised on biological hazards (including anthrax incidents), radiation incidents (including employee preparedness and post incident recommendations following the Fukushima site incident), government preparedness for nuclear incidents and protection of the public. Further, Dr Leivesley has previously advised on electronic incidents, including SCADA system attacks.

For previous lectures, conferences and workshop exercises on CBRNE, please click here.

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with a CBRNE service, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


Other Areas of Expertise

Newrisk Limited's areas of expertise cover the preparation for, and response to, catastrophic and extreme risk events as well as major incidents and business continuity.

Dr Leivesley is, on behalf of Newrisk Limited, ideally qualified to provide advisory services to organisations and governments and her practice background, publications, presentations and media are listed under the following areas of expertise:

Audit Assurance Risk Aviation Expertise Biological Expertise Catastrophic RiskChemical Threats Continuity Planning Expertise Criminal Justice Expertise Cyber Security Expertise Defence and Policing Expertise Disasters Expertise Education Expertise Emergency Services Expertise Explosives Incidents Financial Threats Expertise Insurance Expertise London in 2012 Nuclear Incidents Radiological Incidents Reputation Management Expertise Risk Management Expertise Terrorism & Security Expertise Transportation Security Expertise

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with any of these areas of expertise or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


Sally Leivesley



  • TEG7
  • Cyber Threats

In response to the Paris & Brussels terror attacks, Newrisk Ltd became a founder member of The Exercise Group7 LLP (TEG7) which is a dynamic team drawn from cyber & former special defence fields to exercise organisations & governments on emerging terror and cyber threats.  The TEG7 profile can be seen at www.teg7.co.uk. The Manchester Arena suicide bombing in May 2017 highlights a new military style of terrorism from ISIS with a greater potential to attack the public & security personnel in many countries.  TEG7 integrates physical & cyber security for corporate exercises to protect against terror & cyber-attacks.

Delta & British Airways have suffered a world-wide loss of aviation business systems as a result of computer system outages.  Newrisk Limited - as part of The Exercise Group7 LLP - conducts exercises in integrated cyber & physical security transformation for companies & governments.  Cyber threats are becoming more serious for critical infrastructure & require new principles in management & exercises of personnel to pre-empt crises. Degraded operations will become a fall-back if persistent attacks continue to exploit vulnerabilities & use ransomware or nation state motivated attacks. The Ukraine power grid attacks are a key lesson for infrastructure protection. Aviation remains the industry ‘canary’ for cyber failures.