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National Protective Security Authority

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

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News and Blogs

Hostile vehicle mitigation
Survey: Hostile Vehicle Mitigation PAS 170 test standard

NPSA wants industry views on: Hostile Vehicle Mitigation PAS 170 test standard.  We would be grateful if you take a few minutes to respond to our survey

Trusted research
Trusted Research Evaluation Framework

NPSA and NSCS share the Trusted Research Evaluation Framework, a tool which aims to protect the integrity of the system of international research collaboration

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New Competition Launched to Protect National Security

NPSA has partnered with the Defence and Security Accelerator, the UK Home Office and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to launch a competition called Protecting Physical Assets from UAS Attack

Security campaigns
NPSA and NCSC launch Secure Innovation Personalised Action Plan

The National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have launched the Secure Innovation Personalised Action Plan

Popular Guidance

Security campaigns
Security Campaign

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.

Secure Innovation
Security Campaign

Navigate the emerging technology landscape securely. This is a joint campaign between NPSA and NCSC.

Insider Risk Mitigation Digital Learning
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 App
Security Campaign

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.