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Defence and Policing: Overview

Newrisk Limited is able to advise organisations and governments on defence and policing issues. Newrisk Limited and its advisers have worked extensively with police and emergency services in both the UK and Australia and have relevant expertise and training in C4i systems* as well as the development of command and control systems.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has recently addressed a British police and business meeting on international threats to the UK in the lead up to the London in 2012 Olympics and has previously undertaken emergency planning and site evaluations in advance of attendance by 40 heads of state to the World Exhibition in Brisbane (Australia) in conjunction with the police and health services.

Dr Leivesley has also conducted analyses of major incident systems for major events and airports for the Queensland Police (Australia) which involved counter-terrorism field exercises. As part of this work, Dr Leivesley trained and exercised five major urban hospitals, working with a committee of hospital superintendents. For further information on Dr Leivesley's reviews of policing services for the Queensland Police (Australia) in relation to juvenile offending, please view the Education & Training expertise page.

For previous lectures, conference papers, publications and commentary on defence and policing issues, please click here.

To request assistance with defence & policing issues or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.

*C4i systems = command, control, communications, computers and intellligence systems

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 RiskCBRNE Expertise Chemical Threats Continuity Planning Expertise Criminal Justice Expertise Cyber Security 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.