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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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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

Public Places

We can help those working in and around publicly accessible locations

Engineering and Manufacturing

NPSA can help you protect your science and technological advantage

What's New

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

Hostile vehicle mitigation
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)

NPSA have released a new Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) video. HVM puts a protective barrier around your site protecting you, your people, and your infrastructure

Physical security
Cyber Assurance of Physical Security Systems (CAPSS)

Electronic attack of physical security systems is the means of carrying out a localised cyber-attack specifically on the security system. NPSA have published a new animation on CAPSS.

Technology & control rooms

Locks and locking hardware need to provide security against forcible and/or surreptitious attack. NPSA have published a new animation on E-Locks

Security Projects and Initiatives
Build it Secure

NPSA have worked with the Royal institute of British Architects (RIBA) to develop the Security Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work. It is for everyone involved in the safe and secure design, construction and operation of any building

NPSA provides expert advice, research and development to support

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

Featured Guidance

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

Data Centre Security
Data Centre Security

Guidance for data centre owners and users. Use this guidance to inform your own risk management strategy that is unique to your organisations needs

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