May 19, 2015 - McLean, VA - During an early morning brunch at McCormick & Schmick's, J. Kelly Stewart, Managing Director & CEO for Newcastle Consulting, LLC took part in a panel discussion with Basile Pissalidis, Director of Security for, and Jeff Winton, Director of Risk Messaging for Concur, concentrating on trends in international security and current trends for organizations operating in North Africa and the Middle East.  Further discussion centered on changing global threats, security best practices, and the impact on duty of care and international risk programs.

Particular discussion points included:

  • Trending Global Risks in 2015 and Beyond
  • Comprehensive Risk, Threat & Vulnerability Assessments
  • Reputation Risk in the world of Social Media
  • Jihadism and implications for International Organizations
  • Overview of the Current Situation in Yemen

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Newcastle Consulting, LLC is an Enterprise Security Risk and Information Management Consultancy that provides proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information critical in building a companies' resilience to operational risk. We constantly aim to achieve excellence by exceeding expectations through careful analysis in new approaches to risk management, security design and resiliency.