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About NPSA

National Protective Security Authority

We are the UK government’s National Technical Authority for physical and personnel protective security

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Working with NPSA

Click on each of the below videos to find out about the experiences of existing customers from the following sectors:

Research and Academia

We work with universities to develop guidance on how to undertake research safely and securely

Emerging Technologies

NPSA can help the emerging technology sector operate securely and safely

Canary Wharf

We can help those working in and around public premises and events

Engineering and Manufacturing

NPSA can help you protect your science and technological advantage

What's New

Personnel security
Think Before You Link (TBYL)

NPSA's innovative app allowing users of social media and professional networking sites, to identify the hallmarks of fake profiles used by foreign spies and other malicious actors.

Hostile vehicle mitigation
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)

NPSA have published a calling notice - Street Furniture Programme 2023-24

Personnel security
NPSA Changes to Insider Risk Definitions

This blog outlines changes being made by the UK’s National Technical Authority (NTA) for personnel and people security specifically relating to insider, insider risk, insider threat and insider event definitions

Physical security
Cyber Assurance of Physical Security Systems (CAPSS)

<p>Electronic attack of physical security systems is the means of carrying out a localised cyber-attack specifically on the security system. This can be to corrupt data, open a portal or disable alarms</p>

NPSA provides expert advice, research and development to support

  1. Countering terrorism
  2. Countering state threats
  3. Protecting the public

Featured Guidance

Canary Wharf
Public Premises and Events

Martyn’s Law, as set out in The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Draft Bill, will place a requirement on those responsible for certain Public Premises and Events to consider the threat from terrorism and implement appropriate and proportionate mitigation measures. NPSA has a wide range of protective security guidance products relevant to Public Premises and Events.

Insider Risk Mitigation Digital Learning
Insider Risk Mitigation Digital Learning

This digital learning will provide you with a solid foundation in this subject area and can act as a springboard to NPSA's extensive guidance on helping your business effectively manage insider risk.

Think Before You Link
Think Before You Link

NPSA has launched an innovative new app allowing users of social media and professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, to better identify the hallmarks of fake profiles used by foreign spies and other malicious actors

Supply Chain Guidance
Supply Chain Guidance

Guidance to help businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes secure their supply chain. This is designed to help you embed security across every stage of your supply chain and to protect your business from supply chain attacks. Created in partnership with CIPS

Security Campaigns
Security Campaigns

Trusted Research aims to secure the integrity of the system of international research collaboration, which is vital to the continued success of the UK's research and innovation sector