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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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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).