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Media and Social Media Communications

Newrisk Limited is available to advise clients on media and social media communications in preparation for, or in repsonse to, a crisis. In conjunction with general crisis communications lectures, workshop exercises, assessments and analyses, Newrisk Limited is able to incorporate media and social media communications stress tests to prepare clients for near real-time briefings during catastrophic events.

In the event of a catastrophic event, media and social media communications preparations may assist the protection of the workforce and general public whilst helping clients to meet corporate governance requirements by encouraging the provision of relevant information to stakeholders.

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has previously provided media commentary relating to social media issues in respect of the London riots of August 2011. Dr Leivesley has also written publications highlighting the importance of social and media communications in the event of catastrophic events, as occurred when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged during the 11th March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Further information on Newrisk Limited's expertise in providing media and social media communications assistance is available by following this link.

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To request media and social media communication assistance, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


Dr 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.