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CBRNE, Cyber Security and Dirty Bombs: Overview

Newrisk Limited is specially qualified to advise on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives and cyber electronic incidents to organisations and governments.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Sally Leivesley has previous experience in this area of expertise, which has included establishing the first mobile chemical incident response unit in Queensland, Australia following a toxic chemical incident, acting as a national representative on the Australian Chemical Industry Council's National Community Advisory Panel.

Dr Leivesley is an Assessor for the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists, Institution of Civil Engineers. She is also a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Advisors (IABTI) and has delivered papers and held exercises with IABTI members on CBRN and Explosives threats for cities and for aviation prior to the olympics in Sydney in 2000 and she has held exercises at UK meetings on threats to critical infrastructure.

Dr Leivesley has also advised on biological hazards (including anthrax incidents), radiation incidents (including employee preparedness and post incident recommendations following the Fukushima site incident), government preparedness for nuclear incidents and protection of the public. Further, Dr Leivesley has previously advised on electronic incidents, including SCADA system attacks.

For previous lectures, conferences and workshop exercises on CBRNE, please click here.

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with a CBRNE service, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


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 RiskChemical Threats Continuity Planning Expertise Criminal Justice Expertise Cyber Security Expertise Defence and Policing 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



  • Security 2018
  • Cyber!

Walk-in attacks by terrorists with guns, improvised explosive devices, knives & other weapons are happening in 2018. France has started to suffer significant threats from attacks directed at police using vehicles & guns.  Heroic police actions to protect the public have united the country.  In England, an attack using Novichok nerve agent on the former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury  has increased business sensitivity to international tensions & unconventional weapons.

Regulatory compliance with GDPR will be the top challenge for companies in 2018.   Nation State, organised crime and individual hostile cyber actors can be mitigated by well-trained workforce teams & confident, adaptive & innovative leaders. Cloud & third party providers & insider threats add to the regulatory burden on business. When one mastermind criminal can take a billion dollars out of the financial sector in four years the scale of business losses to poor performance in cyber operations is obvious.  Energy, banking and transportation are high risk targets and organisations with static unchanging security practices are possible consequential victims.