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Media Enquiries

Dr Leivesley frequently provides a wide range of international media and press commentary on behalf of Newrisk Limited. For recent media commentary, please click here.

Appearances have included Sky News, BBC World Service, BBC national and local radio and television, ITV News, ZDF TV, Al Jazeera, Channel 7 (Australia) and others on Terrorism, Defence & Policing, Fukushima and Mining.

To request media advice and commentary (including further details on breaking news items), please

Media Commentary Expertise

Dr Leivesley is, on behalf of Newrisk Limited, ideally qualified to provide media commentary on a number of areas, including:

Other general areas of Newrisk Limited's expertise for the purposes of media commentary include:

Audit Assurance Risk Biological Threats Catastrophic Risk CBRNE Expertise Chemical Threats Continuity Planning Expertise Criminal Justice Expertise Cyber Security Expertise Disasters Expertise Education Expertise Emergency Services Expertise Explosives Incidents Financial Threats Expertise Insurance Expertise Nuclear Incidents Radiological Incidents Reputation Management Expertise Risk Management Expertise

For details of Newrisk Limited's recent media commentary, please click here. For media advice and commentary, 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.