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Continuity Planning: Overview

Continuity planning is an essential element within any organisation and government. Newrisk Limited is able to assist clients with designing and implementing effective continuity plans to avoid, minimise and mitigate the impacts of major incidents and disruption events.

In conjunction with a risk assessment (identifying and assessing relevant risks), using Newrisk Limited's expertise in continuity planning will assist organisations and governments in meeting their legal, corporate governance and audit obligations.

Traditionally, organisations may focus on interruptions arising from specific material damage, but a much wider risk is addressed by business continuity planning. Organisations should protect themselves from all risks, instead of those concerning only specific material damage. This could result in improved efficiencies and a better return on risk investment as there is greater protection from catastrophic losses and a reduction in frequency and severity of other losses.

A business continuity philosophy can help to guide risk management, develop methods, measure outcomes, reinforce successes and sanction failures. It may help regenerate the profit-making process and the holistic approach may soften the impact of loss on business interruption. It is worth remembering that a company operating on a 10% profit margin requires an extra £1 million in sales to cover £100,000 of losses.

For previous media commentary, lectures, conference papers and publications on continuity planning, please click here.

To request assistance with continuity planning, or to discuss a tailored package of services, 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 RiskCBRNE Expertise Chemical Threats 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


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          BREAKING NEWS

  • TEG7
  • Cyber Threats
In response to the Paris & Brussels attacks, Newrisk Ltd has become part of The Exercise Group7. The TEG7 LLP is a dynamic team drawn from cyber & former special defence fields to exercise organisations & governments on emerging terror threats.  The TEG7 profile can be seen at www.teg7.co.uk.  The level of casualties from shooting attacks (as with the Bataclan (France) in 2015; Brussels airport (Belgium), Ataturk airport (Turkey), Nice beach (France) & Berlin Christmas Market (Germany) in 2016; & La Reina Nightclub (Turkey) in 2017) are the result of military style incursions by terrorists determined to maximise casualties.  Home grown terror threats are increasing in many countries - the New York & New Jersey bombs found in 2016 & the numerous disrupted plots in the UK, Germany & France - indicate serious changes in terror capability which may be made more dynamic as ISIS fighters return to their home countries.

Cyber threats are changing from loss of data & privacy to loss of control of business systems & more seriously reconnaissance attacks on critical infrastructure including energy grids.  The fragility of highly connected systems will become more serious in 2017 with open system dependencies (driven by business innovation).   Degraded capacity operations will become essential if persistent attacks affect critical infrastructure.  Exploiting cyber weaknesses are (i) criminals with ransomware & (ii) nation states aiming to disrupt, deter or signal capability against target countries.  The Ukraine power attacks remain a lesson for critical infrastructure losses.  Aviation remains the industry ‘canary’ for cyber failures & cyber forensics must evolve to close open investigations (as in the case of MH370).