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

People are an organisation's biggest asset, however, in some cases, they can also pose an insider risk. With research, partnerships, and intelligence, NPSA provides a recommended programme, tools and guidance, to help organisations prevent, manage and recover from an insider event.

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Insider risk
Insider Events - Communications Guidance

We are encouraging any and all organisations to “Be Insider Risk Ready” under a new campaign we are launching in 2024

Personnel security
Security on Your Side

NPSA works with partners and organisations to develop security measures that ensure your safety at venues and public spaces, some of these are more obvious than others, this campaign is to reassure you that there is SECURITY ON YOUR SIDE

Trusted research
Trusted Research

Learn more about the risks associated with international collaboration and how to protect your research.

Security planning
The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill - Consultation Now Live

The Home Office has launched a public consultation on the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, also known as Martyn’s Law, regarding revised proposals for the Standard Tier (public premises with a maximum occupancy of 100 – 799).

Physical security
Cyber Assurance of Physical Security Systems (CAPSS)

NPSA have now released the new CAPSS 2024 Evaluation Standard. Guidance on the Cyber Assurance of Physical Systems has also been updated to reflect these changes

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

Featured Guidance

Think Before You Link image

NPSA's innovative app allows users to identify the hallmarks of fake profiles used by foreign spies and other malicious actors.

Counter-State Threats
Counter-State Threats

The UK’s thriving science and technology sector is at risk of being compromised by certain states for their technological, economic, political, and military gain. Secure your success.

Trusted Research - Handle with Care
Trusted Research

Learn more about the risks associated with international collaboration and how to protect your research.

Secure Innovation
Secure Innovation

Security advice that can help startups protect their innovation.

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)

Guidance to help practitioners determine the vehicle-borne threat, assess site strengths and vulnerabilities, and identify suitable options for HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation).