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

NPSA works with sectors across the UK economy, including the academic and research sectors. In collaboration with the NCSC, we provide guidance on how to protect research from those who could misuse it. 

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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

Trusted research
Trusted Research

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

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS)

These systems are essential for the safe, secure and resilient operation of most built assets, and their potential vulnerability should addressed when assessing potential threats.

Hostile reconnaissance
SCaN for Line Managers

NPSA have released the latest module in the See, Check and Notify series, SCaN for line managers
With an emphasis on Insider Threat this module is designed to increase awareness around the hostile reconnaissance that may be undertaken prior to an insider event, how a manager or supervisor can identify this activity and how they can help to counter it.

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

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.

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).

Insider Risk
Insider Risk

If you're new to the topic, get started here with this helpful insider risk overview.

hemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)

Good general physical and personnel security measures will contribute towards resilience against CBRN incidents.

Disrupting Hostile Reconnaissance
Disrupting Hostile Reconnaissance

Why and how hostile reconnaissance is conducted, and the principles of how to disrupt threats during the reconnaissance phase, along with practical measures on how to reduce the vulnerability of their site.