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Newrisk Limited is available to provide workshop exercises, which are adaptable to each client's unique requirements. Workshop formats may include tabletop exercises, computer simulations, floor exercises, evacuation and shelter exercises and field tests.

Format of Workshops

These exercises may be conducted to fit with variable timescales - for example 5 minute evacuation and shelter exercises, 1 hour board meeting sessions, 4 hour morning workshops or full day field exercises (incorporating technical briefings, exercise modules, reporting sessions and debriefing). Thus, workshops can be timetabled so as to minimise time and disruption costs and reflect the realistic time constraints in the business and governmental environment. Workshops may also be adapted for teleconferencing, Skype (or other Voice over IP sytems) and social media platforms so as to facilitate inter-office capability.

Content of Workshops

Newrisk Limited can design exercises to reflect numerous scenarios including, but not limited to, catastrophic threats, terrorism, reputation and brand threats, systems failure, internal and external crisis communications, command and control issues, information technology disruption and recovery, cyber security, emergency services and disaster response as well as continuity planning. Workshops covering other areas of expertise are available upon request and may assist organisations, industry groups and governments to develop existing continuity preparations and/or highlight issues following a major incident or disruption event.

Benefits of Workshops

In addition to the transfer of skills to key personnel, there are a number of other benefits arising out of NewRisk Ltd's Workshop Exercises. These include the use of realistic failure scenarios tailored to clients' needs, exercise times tailored to fit existing business operations and minimise disruption, as well as the promotion of necessary leadership and management skills as part of individuals' continuing professional development and organisational corporate governance requirements.

Recent Workshop Exercises

To request or enquire about a workshop for your organisation, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.


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.