Continuity Planning: Further Information
Newrisk Limited is able to assist clients with designing and implementing effective continuity plans. Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser have provided media commentary, lectures, conference papers and publications on continuity planning, examples of which are set out below. To return to the overview of Newrisk Limited's continuity planning expertise, please click here.
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Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has provided media commentary on continuity planning, including:
- Women in the UK Intelligence Community - Intelligence and Security Committee Report 03/2015 on Female Recruitment and Lifecycle in GCHQ, MI6 and MI5 for BBC Radio Scotland (Scotland) on 7 March 2015;
- Catastrophic Risk Cyber Security Press Briefing for the Institution of Technology and Engineering at the Wellcome Trust on 29 April 2013;
- Al Aminas gas site, terrorist mass hostage taking (including British hostages) for Sky News on 16 and 17 January 2013 and ITV News on 17 and 18 January 2013;
- MoD Cyber Report, House of Commons Defence Committee for ITV News on 9 January 2013;
- Underpants bomb plot in Yemen foiled for Sky News and Channel 5 News on 8 May 2012;
- Olympics defence exercise & Olympics security preparedness for Channel 5 News on 3 May 2012.
Lectures and Conferences
Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have provided lectures and conference papers on continuity planning, including:
- 'Optimising Intelligent Systems for Competitive Advantage: Discussions on Singapore and an International Case Study of Systems Failures in Flight MH370'' - Key Note Lecture to the Chief Information Security Officers Conference in Singapore in November 2014;
- 'Novel Approaches to Cyber Defence: Strategic Analysis and Assessments in the Operating Environment, Case Study of Distributed Energy Systems Sustainability' - Presentation and Panel Participation at the SAS-106 Symposium on 'Analysis Support to Decision Making in Cyber Defence', NATO Systems Analysis Studies Panel in Tallinn (Estonia) in June 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;
- ‘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; and
- 'Business Continuity: Global Logic for Information Security' - Paper to the British Computer Society Information Security Specialist Group Annual Conference in Abingdon (England) in March 1999.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has written papers on continuity planning, including:
- Crisis Management Plans and Policy - Practical Steps for Writing and Reviewing Plans and Policy' - by Dr Leivesley in Safety Audit, February 2002;
- 'Global Business Continuity, Risk and Profit' in Corporate Risk (1998) pages 18-22;
- 'Business Continuity under Terrorist Attack' in World EOD Gazette (March 1998) pages 13-17;
- 'Business Continuity - the Short-Cuts' in Safety Audit (April 1996): "Short cuts to business continuity planning are an option for managers who are either starting the process or wanting to upgrade their system."
- 'Installing the Chaos Theory' in The Chartered Insurance Institute Journal (February 1997): "A business continuity plan is a crucial asset for any company. Dr Leivesley explains why managements need a scheme that will prevent any crisis spiralling out of control."
- 'Simple Techniques in Planning for Disasters: The Australian Experience' in Disaster Management (1985).
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has also been cited in various publications on continuity planning issues, including:
- 'Outsourced IT Offers Hackers Access to Key Control Systems' by Mark Hennessy in Irish Times, 2 May 2013, discussing cyber security: "The North Koreans have been blamed for interrupting websites run in South Korea by banks, newspapers and TV companies in “a show and tell” warning about what they are capable of during a conflict, warns Sally Leivesley of Newrisk. The South Koreans have taken the warning seriously, upgrading security at their nuclear plants – including disabling every USB port in every computer at the plants lest they be used to breach defences."
Dr Leivesley has also written unpublished papers on continuity planning, including:
- 'Infosec as Intellectual Capital in the Business Continuity Paradigm' - Paper dated July 2003: This paper discusses how balancing risk through business continuity actions will determine which companies are the winners and losers. The Information Security specialist has a new function across all business operations to manage extreme risk over the lifetime of the business. New thinking and new information system design are required for real time safety critical systems and business continuity.
Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has been cited in other publications on continuity planning, including:
- 'Staff are the First Line of Defence' by Sarah Butcher,Financial News, 3 November 2003: "[Dr Leivesley] says that whereas in the past only senior executives and crisis management teams were briefed on any terrorist threat, the whole workforce now needs to think not only about escape routes but suspicious vehicles and activities too. To help prepare for an evacuation, Leivesley has run exercises on trading floors. She says team supervisors are taught to be firm in encouraging people to leave: 'The potential to incur large losses means traders can be reluctant to leave their terminals.'"
- 'Farnborough Conference Report' - by Mike Coldrick (World EODF Chairman of Trustees and Conference Chairman) in World EOD Gazette (March 1998) pp.38-39: "It was a pleasure to finally capture Dr Sally Leivesley - a gifted and highly experienced international consultant in risk to business and industry. Sally is just as much at home at the bottom of a deep mine investigating a disaster as she is in a boardroom telling top executives how to reduce and manage risks to their assets and business. Her Business Continuity Planning methods and desktop response can head off a disaster or create a climate for rapid recovery. Advice to the business community through experts such as Sally Leivesley is an area which WEODF is committed to promoting."
To request Newrisk Limited's assistance with continuity planning, or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.