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Media and Social Media Communications

Newrisk Limited is available to advise clients on media and social media communications in preparation for, or in repsonse to, a crisis. In conjunction with general crisis communications lectures, workshop exercises, assessments and analyses, Newrisk Limited is able to incorporate media and social media communications stress tests to prepare clients for near real-time briefings during catastrophic events.

In the event of a catastrophic event, media and social media communications preparations may assist the protection of the workforce and general public whilst helping clients to meet corporate governance requirements by encouraging the provision of relevant information to stakeholders.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has previously provided media commentary relating to social media issues in respect of the London riots of August 2011. Dr Leivesley has also written publications highlighting the importance of social and media communications in the event of catastrophic events, as occurred when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged during the 11th March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Further information on Newrisk Limited's expertise in providing media and social media communications assistance is available by following this link.

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To request media and social media communication assistance, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


Dr Sally Leivesley



  • Terror 2017
  • Cyber 2017

New dangers are appearing from terrorism for the UK & other countries after the failed Parsons Green underground rail bombing.  Greater public preparedness is now important on what to do in an imminent emergency whether arising from bombs, knives, car ramming or shootings. Workplace training & exercising will help many commuters & will be transferred by them to their families & importantly will encourage parents to discuss emergency evacuations & procedures with any children who travel unaccompanied to school each day.   Newrisk Limited which is a founder member of The Exercise Group7 LLP, (TEG7) is now part of the team providing 14 bespoke courses to mitigate risk from cyber & terrorism & to develop greater awareness of protection under catastrophic risk events.   The TEG7 team work is built up from former military specialist skills & institutional cyber operations skills (www.teg7.co.uk).

Individuals can be encouraged to make their own personal protection plans to empower themselves for any unlikely emergency from terrorism so that they are quickly able to recognise an incident & protect themselves & people close-by to the best of their ability.  Personal plans may include understanding what may be seen or heard or smelt when in proximity to a threat, what materials in clothing give better durability in certain threat situations & what the timelines are for the best chances for survival & mitigation of injury & shock.  Psychological issues in the aftermath of a high threat incident are also important for awareness & self-help & seeking professional help is possible also in these upsetting situations when there has been a near death experience.

Personal information data loss from 400,000 British citizens has been reported by Equifax alongside 143 million Americans in an incident identified in September.  These large data losses provide the criminal world - as well as nation states that use hackers as proxies for defence & commercial information - with the means to undertake identity theft & to attack individuals & companies in many different ways.  Personal history details remain the same throughout life & passwords are frequently used across different areas of activity so that hacking of this scale inevitably exposes the workplace as well as the individual.

Newrisk Limited as part of the TEG7 (The Exercise Group 7 LLP) training initiative, is providing cyber risk mitigation & catastrophic risk training for companies & governments world-wide.  The TEG7 team work is built up from former military specialist skills & institutional cyber operations skills (www.teg7.co.uk). There are 14 courses designed for cyber & physical security to be managed in an integrated format along with an understanding of the extreme threats which are difficult to recognise but which threaten the sustainability of operations.