CBRNE, Cyber Security and Dirty Bombs: Further Information
Newrisk Limited is specially qualified to advise on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives and cyber electronic incidents to organisations and governments. Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have provided media commentary, lectures, conferences and workshops and written papers on this topic, examples of which are set out below. To return to the overview of Newrisk Limited's CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs expertise, please click here.
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Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has provided media commentary on CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs, including:
- US Threatens Punishment Aerial Bombardment on Syria Following Chemical Weapons Attack for Channel 5 News on 26 August 2013 - available online;
- White House announces Syrian Military's Chemical Weapons Use & US Military Support for Rebels for ITV Daybreak on 14 June 2013;
- Dirty Bombs and their Consequences for the BBC News on 29 December 2006;
- Extra Dirty Bomb Suits Ordered for Police and Pending Execution of Saddam for BBC News and BBC Breakfast on 29 December 2006;
- Alexander Litvinenko and Mario Scaramella's Polonium Poisoning and Public Health Issues for Sky News on 1 December 2006 and ABC News (America) on 1 December 2006;
- Dr Reid's Statement to House of Commons on Alexander Litvinenko Polonium Poisoning for the BBC News on 24 November 2006;
- Alexander Litvinenko Polonium Poisoning for Sky News on 25 November 2006, CBC (Canada) on 24 November 2006, ABC News (America) on 24 November 2006 and BBC News on 24 November 2006;
- Security Threats Following Russian Poisoning for BBC News on 19 November 2006;
- Kenyon Confronts - Shopping for Terror for BBC Current Affairs on 1 October 2003; and
- John McCarthy's War at Home for ITN on 18 July 2003.
Lectures and Conferences
Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have provided lectures & conferences on CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs, including:
- 'Terror and Cyber Threat Hot Spots' - Lecture for the Chief Security Officer Eighth Annual Summit on Leadership and Holistic Security to Protect People, Property and Profits in Brussels (Belgium) in October 2014;
- 'Snapshot of Regional Risks and Sustainability- Incorporating Exercise Cyber-Defence' - Lecture to MIS Chief Information Security Officer Middle East 6th Annual Summit and Roundtable in Dubai (UAE) in February 2014;
- 'CBRNE/Cyber Terrorism: Technical briefing for ‘Exercise London' - Lecture for the Ministry of Defence, Terrorism Causes, Trends and Responses, Knowledge Transfer Programme at the University of Bradford, School of Social and International Studies in April 2013;
- ‘London in 2012- Security Lessons and Future Threats’, ISC2 Secure Workshop in London (England) in March 2013. Training modules included: Training modules: Lessons from London in 2012; Lessons for Securing Systems; Skills for Monitoring the Cyber Threat Landscape; Security Audits for Cloud; Media Communications Skills and Role Plays; Skills Development;
- 'Managing Shock Attacks on Cities: Multiple Terrorist, Nuclear or Cyber Threat Horizons' - Keynote and Planning Lecture for CEOs at the Sixth Chief Security Officer Summit in Berlin (Germany) in December 2012;
- 'Water and CBRNE/Cyber Terrorism: Waterborne threats and sustainability of cities including unusual secondary and tertiary water contamination lessons from Fukushima' - Presentation to the 'Role of Science in the Third Millenium, International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies', 45th Session in Erice (Italy) in August 2012;
- 'CBRNE/Cyber Terrorism & London in 2012' - Technical Briefing to Government sponsored students at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford;
- 'Financial Cities: Dirty Bombs and Terror Risks to 2012' - Paper to the 3rd Annual Chief Security Officer Summit in Barcelona (Spain) in October 2009;
- 'CBRNE Risks' - Lecture to the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Course, Scottish Police College in Kincardine (Scotland) in June 2009;
- 'Business Drivers and CBRN Terror Solutions' - Lecture to the International Security National Resilience in London (England) in December 2007;
- 'CRBNE2 - New Risks, New Solutions, New Plans' - Lecture to the 10th International CBRN Defence Symposium at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham (England) in November 2007;
- 'Terror, Risk and Preparedness in the UK' - Paper to the Defence and Security Forum Meeting in London (England) in November 2006;
- 'Credibility in CBRNE2 Public Information - Cooperation or Apathy?' - Paper to the CBRN Resilience Defence IQ in London (England) in April 2004;
- 'Securing CBRNE Risk: Global Solutions' - Paper to the ASIS International Members' Meeting in Madrid (Spain) in February 2004;
- 'Exercising Skills in CBRN Crises - Risk Assessment and Business Continuity' - Paper to the Managing UK Homeland Security Summit in London (England) in October 2003;
- 'The Business Response: What you can do for yourself when survival becomes an issue' - Paper to the Contingency Planning Briefing for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in London (England) in June 2003;
- 'Specific Threats - Chemical and Biological: The Terrorist Threat Against Business' - Paper to the London Conference in London (England) in May 2003;
- 'Exercising New Plans in CBRN Defence' - Paper to the Global Security Conference at the Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis and Security Studies Institute in Shrivenham (England) in October 2002;
- 'Controlling Human Factor Risks' - Presentation to the proceedings at the International Symposium on Terrorist Devices at the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University in Shrivenham (England) in July-August 1995;
- 'Toxic Aftermath - Fire and Explosion' - Paper (with Dr AR Green) to the ANZAAS Congress in Brisbane (Australia) in September 1992;
- 'Two Case Studies: 1 - Nuclear and the Chernobyl Experience; 2 - Biological and Chemical War and Peace, Iraq and Coode Island' - Seminar on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) in Australia in Adelaide (Australia) in February 1992; and
- 'Hazardous Substances and the Chemical Industry - Lessons for the Future' - Keynote Paper to the 17th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference at the Gold Coast (Australia) in August 1989.
Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have provided workshops on CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs, including:
- 'Exercise CBRNE2 Resilience' - Tabletop exercise at the Defence IQPC, in London (England) in April 2004;
- 'Exercise Lights Out' - Workshop exercise at the Risk and Security Management Forum and Foreign Policy Centre for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in London (England) in June 2002;
- 'Exercising the Threat: Trains and Tunnels' - Workshop exercise for the World EOD Foundation 14th International Conference in Surrey (England) in November 1999; and
- 'Exercise Gas, Gas, Gas' - Workshop exercise for the Australian Bomb Data Centre in Canberra (Australia) in October 1999.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has written publications on CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs, including:
- 'CBRN and the Media: Policy, Plans and Reality' in the Monitor, RUSI, April 2003, Vol. 2(3), 2-4;
- 'The Impact on the Business Community: Building Resilience against Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological, Explosives and Electronic Attacks' - by Dr Sally Leivesley in The Unlikely Terrorists by Rachel Briggs (Editor), November 2002, pp.31-42;
- 'A New Form of Warfare Non-Lethal Weapons' in Arima Corporate Risk, 1997, Vol. 4(11), 86-87; and
- 'Toxic Time Bomb Over Melbourne' in Civil Protection (British Home Office Publication), Spring 1992, Issue 22.
Dr Leivesley has also been cited in publications on CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs, including:
- Britain and US Fear Syrian Chemical Weapons Could Fall into Hands of Extreme Islamist Groups - by Kim Sengupta, Independent Online (8 January 2013): "The problems with biological agents, Dr Leivesley held, may start by accident rather than the design of either the regime or rebels. “Pathogens such as anthrax, plague, tularemia, botulinium, smallpox, aflotoxin, cholera, and ricin can become exposed by people stumbling across them in insecure bases. If this happens we have the real possibilities of pandemics which will be very difficult to control” she said. “Of course one must guard against being alarmist, but what is necessary is to get as much information as possible so that we can at least know what we are facing."
- Push for Anti-Nerve Agent Drug - by Paul Rincon, BBC News Online (2 May 2004): "...the principle of unsupervised use of anti-nerve agent drugs by civilians concerns some experts. 'When people are given things to self-administer they will often overdose in anticipation of an attack,' said Dr Sally Leivesley, of UK-based security consultancy NewRisk...Dr Leivesley said there was a race on to develop prophylactic drugs for use by those in the emergency services who might have to respond to multiple attacks with chemical weapons.'"
- 'Civil Defence Prepared for Emergencies' by A McGregor,The Courier Mail (1 May 1986): "The Soviet Union's civil defence organisation was so good it would probably cope with the nuclear reactor disaster with little fuss, according to Australian social scientist, Dr Sally Leivesley...Dr Leivesley said that the Russians were making a mistake if they thought that covering-up the accident was the best method of coping with world reaction. At Three Mile Island, the nuclear reactor utility owners at first gave conflicting reports - first that there was a danger of an explosion, and then that there was no possibility of an explosion. The public lost confidence in the utility owners and evacuated en masse, even though only pregnant women were officially advised to leave."
- Toxic Waste Must be Removed, Argues Leivesley' by Anonymous, The Sunday Mail (Queensland) (10 June 1990): "Leading environment consultant, Dr Sally Leivesley, yesterday accused the State Govenrment of grossly mishandling the controversial toxic waste issue. She said earthing-over the old gold mine tailing pit which was oozing chemical sludge in the Brisbane suburb of Kingston was a classic example of what not to do...'From the point of view of disaster management it is a total cock-up.'"
- Test Toxic Sites: Expert' by Anonymous, The Sunday Mail (Queensland) (5 April 1990): "Chemical hazards expert Sally Leivesley today called for immediate testing of any suspected toxic waste sites. Dr Leivesley said Queensland scientists knew there was a problem with poisonous residues from past industry and mines once dotted all over what is now suburban Brisbane."
- 'Toxic Dollar Superfund Need' by Dr Leivesley, Safety Audit, (March/April 1990): "Cleaning up toxic waste dumps around Australia is a multi-million dollar challenge for the entire nation - and it's a challenge which must be met at a Federal level."
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has written unpublished papers on CBRNE, cyber security and dirty bombs, including:
- Cross-Disciplinary Mitigation of CBRNE2 Risk - prepared for the World Federation of Scientists, International Seminar on Planetary Emergencies (31st session) in May 2004.
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