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Newrisk Limited is available to provide workshop exercises, which are adaptable to each client's unique requirements. Workshop formats may include tabletop exercises, computer simulations, floor exercises, evacuation and shelter exercises and field tests.

Format of Workshops

These exercises may be conducted to fit with variable timescales - for example 5 minute evacuation and shelter exercises, 1 hour board meeting sessions, 4 hour morning workshops or full day field exercises (incorporating technical briefings, exercise modules, reporting sessions and debriefing). Thus, workshops can be timetabled so as to minimise time and disruption costs and reflect the realistic time constraints in the business and governmental environment. Workshops may also be adapted for teleconferencing, Skype (or other Voice over IP sytems) and social media platforms so as to facilitate inter-office capability.

Content of Workshops

Newrisk Limited can design exercises to reflect numerous scenarios including, but not limited to, catastrophic threats, terrorism, reputation and brand threats, systems failure, internal and external crisis communications, command and control issues, information technology disruption and recovery, cyber security, emergency services and disaster response as well as continuity planning. Workshops covering other areas of expertise are available upon request and may assist organisations, industry groups and governments to develop existing continuity preparations and/or highlight issues following a major incident or disruption event.

Benefits of Workshops

In addition to the transfer of skills to key personnel, there are a number of other benefits arising out of NewRisk Ltd's Workshop Exercises. These include the use of realistic failure scenarios tailored to clients' needs, exercise times tailored to fit existing business operations and minimise disruption, as well as the promotion of necessary leadership and management skills as part of individuals' continuing professional development and organisational corporate governance requirements.

Recent Workshop Exercises

To request or enquire about a workshop for your organisation, 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.