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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



  • TEG7
  • Cyber Threats
In response to the Paris & Brussels attacks, Newrisk Ltd has become part of The Exercise Group7. The TEG7 LLP is a dynamic team drawn from cyber & former special defence fields to exercise organisations & governments on emerging terror threats.  The TEG7 profile can be seen at www.teg7.co.uk.  The level of casualties from shooting attacks (as with the Bataclan (France) in 2015; Brussels airport (Belgium), Ataturk airport (Turkey), Nice beach (France) & Berlin Christmas Market (Germany) in 2016; & La Reina Nightclub (Turkey) in 2017) are the result of military style incursions by terrorists determined to maximise casualties.  Home grown terror threats are increasing in many countries - the New York & New Jersey bombs found in 2016 & the numerous disrupted plots in the UK, Germany & France - indicate serious changes in terror capability which may be made more dynamic as ISIS fighters return to their home countries.

Cyber threats are changing from loss of data & privacy to loss of control of business systems & more seriously reconnaissance attacks on critical infrastructure including energy grids.  The fragility of highly connected systems will become more serious in 2017 with open system dependencies (driven by business innovation).   Degraded capacity operations will become essential if persistent attacks affect critical infrastructure.  Exploiting cyber weaknesses are (i) criminals with ransomware & (ii) nation states aiming to disrupt, deter or signal capability against target countries.  The Ukraine power attacks remain a lesson for critical infrastructure losses.  Aviation remains the industry ‘canary’ for cyber failures & cyber forensics must evolve to close open investigations (as in the case of MH370).