The threat that hostile activity by states and state actors poses can take many forms. Whilst many threats relate to advanced cyber capabilities, state actors may also use bugs or close access technical attacks to gather information. They may co-opt others to conduct activities on their behalf.
The following NPSA guidance can help organisations to understand how physical security measures may enhance protection against the threat posed by state actors seeking to conduct malicious activity directly, or through a co-opted employee.
This outlines 10 important steps organisations can take to enhance physical security measure to mitigate state threats.
Sensitive information and assets, whatever their form, must be appropriately protected from creation through to verified destruction.
Access control systems and locks are about controlling who can go where and when and integrate with physical barriers to provide delay and detection against a multitude of attackers.
CAPSS mitigates against localised technical attack of physical security systems. This can be to corrupt data, open a portal or disable alarms.