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
- ‘London in 2012- Security Lessons and Future Threats’, ISC2 Secure Workshop in London (England) in March 2013;
- 'London in 2012' - Desk top role play scenario exercise for Government sponsored students at the Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University;
- 'Exercise Smoke, Smoke, Smoke' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Security Africa Summit in Cape Town (South Africa) in November 2011;
- 'Fukushima - Lessons Learned: Limiting the Consequences, Dealing with Loss of Containment' - workshop exercise to the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists, Continuing Professional Development Day at the Transport Research Laboratory in Berkshire (UK) in October 2011;
- 'Exercise Port Alert' - Workshop exercise to the MIS 2nd Annual ICT Security Africa Summit in Accra (Ghana) in September 2011;
- 'Crisis Management' - A scenario-led training module at the MIS Crisis Management Training Course in London (England) in June 2011;
- 'Winning Reputation Risk Management, Interactive Scenario Planning, Financial Cities and Terror Risk Scenarios: Dirty Bomb and Militia City Attack' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Middle East Fraud and Corruption Summit in Dubai (UAE) in January-February 2011;
- 'Top ICT Risk Strategies for Continuity' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Chief Information Security Officer Conference in Dubai (UAE) in January-February 2011;
- 'Business Security & Reputation Risk Management: Exercise London in 2012' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Chief Security Officer Summit in Vienna (Austria) in December 2010;
- 'Exercise: Count the Cost' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Annual Audit, Risk and Governance Conference in Durban (South Africa) in August 2010;
- 'Exercise: Catch you by Surprise; Counter-Terrorism: An Increased Threat For Africa and Business Impacts' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Developing Africa's Security Architecture: Securing Nations and Businesses Annual Summit in Accra (Ghana) in December 2009;
- 'Exercise Hostage Crisis' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Annual Chief Security Officer's Summit in Barcelona (Spain) in October 2009; and
- 'Exercise: Managing Reputation and Media during a Terror Campaign' - Workshop exercise to the MIS Annual Chief Security Officer's Summit in Geneva (Switzerland) in December 2008.
To request or enquire about a workshop for your organisation, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.