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Crisis Communications

Crisis communications is an important element of any major incident or disruption event and it involves both internal and external crisis communications preparations as well as the related issue of crisis reputation management. In such circumstances, organisations and governments are equally vulnerable to communications failures and the consequent risk to the continued viability of organisations as well as the public perception and support for government.

To request crisis communication assistance, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.

Internal Communications

Efficient and effective communications between employees, managers and directors or ministers may help to mitigate the effects of a major incident or disruption event. Ensuring that employees are aware of the relevance and importance of certain information can enable seamless reporting to managers, directors and ministers and assist with emergency service response and mitigation planning.

External Communications

External communications with the media and the general public are an essential aspect of any major incident or disruption event. It is advisable to implement reputation management procedures in advance of an incident so as to facilitate seamless and effective communications.

Newrisk Limited can assist with external communications preparations so as to mitigate the negative reputational effect arising out of major incidents and disruption events. Such preparations encompass traditional verbal briefings to media organisations (such as press conferences and press releases) as well as the more modern modes of communications (such as Twitter, Facebook and Myspace).

Recent Lectures & Conferences

Newrisk Limited has recently lectured on crisis communications including:

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with crisis communications, 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.