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Post Incident Analyses

In the event of a major incident or continuity disruption, Newrisk Limited is available to advise clients as to effective mitigation measures and assist in the implementation of future prevention counter measures.

Post incident analyses have been undertaken by Newrisk Limited and its advisors on a number of catastrophic incidents involving:

Advice to government and management of recovery units has been undertaken by Newrisk Limited and its advisors. 

Pre-emptive post incident analyses have been undertaken where incidents or extreme threats have led governments and organisations to review their procedures and vulnerabilities to catastrophic threats.  This work has covered at the most extreme: nuclear, chemical and biological attacks, terror attacks involving suicide bombings, vehicle bombs and militia style attacks on cities, radiological devices such as dirty bombs and radiological poisoning, explosion and fire in industry, terror and cyber threats to major events including Sydney in 2000 and London in 2012, catastrophic security losses from fraud, cyber and human factors failures, environmental losses from shipping and port incidents, underground rail incidents in tunnels and on stations, power distribution failures, reputation and brand failures.

Post incident analyses may also be conducted in conjunction with recovery assistance and incident mitigation measures including employee self-protection advice.

To request a post incident analysis or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.

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.