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Insurance: Overview

Newrisk Limited is available to assist organisations and governments with advice on risk and insurance issues, including extreme and catastrophic risks. Newrisk Limited has previously presented at industry body and insurer meetings on issues related to insurance and catastrophic risk. Further information on the specific risks facing insurers and re-insurers is available under relevant expertise headings in the site menu.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, commenced her career in catastrophic risk when a severe hailstorm disaster devastated part of Toowoomba, an inland city in Australia. Dr Leivesley was appointed as coordinator of this pioneering disaster recovery effort, which was established by the Queensland State Government and she reported to the Cabinet on the city's recovery over a period of five months. In this time she worked closely with the insurance industry for a speedy recovery of households in the city and recovery of special interest groups (such as farms that had lost crops as a result of the severe hail).

Dr Leivesley has also worked for the insurance sector by providing exercises on catastrophic risk to international corporations under threat of terrorism. These exercises included corporations pre-emptively preparing for recovery and the development of special skills for recovery and risk management. Operational risk assessments formed part of these major business disruption incident exercises, along with crisis response, business continuity planning, role-playing presentations to the board of directors and a debriefing session.

Newrisk Limited has previously provided lectures, conference papers, workshops and publications on insurance issues. Further information on these lectures, conference papers, workshops and publications is available by following this link.

To request assistance in respect of insurance issues facing your organisation or government 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 Continuity Planning Expertise Criminal Justice Expertise Cyber Security Expertise Defence and Policing Disasters Expertise Education Expertise Emergency Services Expertise Explosives Incidents Financial Threats 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).