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London in 2012

The staging of a large-scale event - such as the Olympics and Paralympics - inevitably gives rise to certain safety and security concerns relating to event locations as well as competitors, supporters and the general public.

Newrisk Limited and its advisers have previously advised on olympics issues including infrastructure security planning (notably, the Sydney Airport Rail Line prior to the olympics in Sydney in 2000), security assessments for organisations and employee preparedness workshops.

Media Commentary on London in 2012

Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, provided media background and commentary on olympics security issues for London in 2012, including:


Lectures on London in 2012

Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, provided lectures & conferences on London in 2012 (incorporating analyses of associated catastrophic risks, physical security concerns and cyber security issues), including:


Publications

Dr Leivesley has been cited in publications on olympics security issues, including:


To request assistance in connection with a large-scale event or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.

Sally Leivesley


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          BREAKING NEWS

  • Cyber
  • Nuclear

Prepare for the unexpected. New forms of attack will be unexpected in time, tactics and consequences and may include kinetic attacks on undersea cables and space infrastructure. 

Questions to Consider:
Does the organisation have a capacity to fast switch to other cloud, in-house server or hot site operations to limit recovery time? Are there diagnostics for sensors and control systems and the interface with operations?  Could a global security crisis in the South and East China Seas and flash points elsewhere (including Europe) target an organisation’s upstream cyber providers?  Other resilience tasks to check are:

  • - Competent external recovery services;
  • - Internal policies for real time back- up systems unconnected to live operations;
  • - Financial resources for full re-build after ransomware;
  • - Internal policies to avert ransomware payments; 
  • - Cooperative recovery planning with industry peers;
  • - Regular modular and  whole of organisation exercises;
- Multiple scenario tests for strength of preparedness.

 Nations signalling intent of conflict.
 Energy regeneration challenges.

Nuclear conflict and radiation incidents are a high risk for some regions.  Nations are engaging in
‘signalling’ capability of weapons and intent. The most frequent signals are coming from China in
relation to Taiwan; the USA in relation to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea; Russia in
sending Zircon hypersonic missiles onto naval voyages into the Atlantic, movement of nuclear
weapons to Belarus and threats to Ukraine; North Korea in frequency of missile tests including
submarine launched missiles and drones; and Iran’s apparent nuclear enrichment found to be at
84% purity.

Planning for Energy Regeneration Post Nuclear Conflict:
1. Hardened energy infrastructure;
2. Academic and Industry collaborative Programmes;
3. Small Modular Reactors built underground;
4. Supplemental critical control system separated from IOT; and
5. Energy planning for rail transportation of populations.