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Media and Social Media Communications: Further Information

Newrisk Limited is available to advise clients on media and social media communications in preparation for, or in repsonse to, a crisis. Newrisk Limited has provided risk management advice for the public via UK and international broadcasters during many of the major terror incidents and security threats that have affected the world since 9/11.

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

Details of Previous Media and Social Media Commentary during Crises

Aviation security incidents have been covered, including the Christmas Day underpants bomber, the printer bomb plot, the liquid explosives plot, the Mumbai attacks, Russian airport and rail incidents, hostage taking and release incidents and Northern Ireland terror threats. Threats to public protection during crises involving sole purpose actors (such as the Oslo bombing and shootings) as well as the Raoul Moat shooting rampage in the UK.

Security threats have been discussed in relation to the olympics in London in 2012, the Winter Games in Toronto and the olympics in Sydney in 2000 as well as the threats posed to national leaders during visits to the UK (including President Obama's visits to the UK), to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during party conferences and events, and to the UK royal family (during their visits to Afghanistan and during the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge).

The threat of international conflict has also been covered in respect of relations between India and Pakistan following the Mumbai attacks, the level of cooperation between Pakistan and Britain, Iran's nuclear development, the sinking of a South Korean warship and international intelligence cooperation in the lead up to the olympics in London in 2012.

Many catastrophic incidents have also led to media commentary, including the London riots of August 2011, the release of the Chilean miners, mine rescue incidents in the UK, sole purpose group threats to the UK Houses of Parliament, radiation threats from the poisoning of Mr Litvinenko in the UK, the Fukushima nuclear reactor incident in Japan (including the threat of radiation to people and businesses abroad) and fires in high rise residential buildings.

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To request media and social media communication assistance, 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.