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Terrorism & Security: Further Information

Newrisk Limited is available to advise organisations, governments, local councils and industry bodies on issues related to terrorism & security. Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have previously provided media commentary, lectures, conference papers and publications on terrorism and security, examples of which are set out below. To return to an overview of Newrisk Limited's terrorism and security expertise, please click here.

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Media Commentary: 2024 - 2010

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has provided media commentary on terrorism and security for a number of years. Examples of media commentary since 2010 are set out below. For details of media commentary prior to 2010, please click here.

Lectures, Conferences and Workshops

Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have provided lectures & conference papers on terrorism and security, including:


Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has written unpublished papers relating to defence and policing issues, including:

Newrisk Limited's principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, has been cited in numerous publications on terrorism and security, including:

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Sally Leivesley



  • 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.