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Risk Assessments

Newrisk Limited can assist clients to identify and assess relevant risks so as to determine prevention counter measures and responses. This identification and assessment process involves catastrophic risk analysis based on a model developed from the original doctorate research work by Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley. For further details of this risk assessment modelling process as applied by Newrisk Limited, please follow this link.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has designed stress tests of critical functions for companies and govenrments so that analysis of, and responses to, identified lacunae and vulnerabilities can be based on outcomes which have been quantified from the stress test workshop and field exercises.

Brief exercising and testing is recommended and timing is based on an analysis of each client's "critical period": this may be an hour or even a five minute period, depending on the critical period when an organisation may self-protect or when people are deciding whether to evacuate or shelter in the workplace. In the cyber realm, decisions may be taken within a tight time frame and therefore responses to critical decisions may need to be pre-empted for the purposes of systems design, so as to recognise and respond to threats - for example, when milliseconds may impact on the integrity of a communications system.

Critical infrastructure such as power stations, petrochemical and gas plants, rail control rooms and rail tunnels always benefit from extremely brief field exercises that use maintenance time or other opportunities (such as board meetings) to test systems and personnel in a practical and cost effective manner. Workshop exercises in certain sectors, such as the banking and finance sectors, may be conducted via an international video conference or other form of social media.

For previous lectures, conference papers and workshops on risk assessments, please click here.

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with a risk assessment 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.