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Security-Minded Communications guidance

Security-Minded Communications (SMC) is designed to disrupt hostiles during the reconnaissance stage of their attack planning

Last Updated 17 November 2022


Security-Minded Communications (SMC) is designed to disrupt hostiles and to make a hostile believe that if they were to choose your organisation or event as a place to attack, they will almost certainly fail.

Guidance documents

ACT Winter Vigilance campaign

Counter Terrorism Policing is encouraging organisations, venues and events, to play their part in helping to keep everyone safe this winter. An Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) vigilance campaign toolkit is available on ProtectUK website.

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This aim of this guidance is to introduce the concept of Security-Minded Communications (SMC) and encourage organisations to use communications to help protect themselves, their staff and visitors from hostile acts

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This document supplements the existing Security Minded Communications guidance and highlights the key protective security points to consider when creating virtual tours of your facilities

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This guidance document provides information on the concept of Security-Minded Communications, which should be considered when publishing information for the public.

NPSA have released guidance on how to promote protective security measures alongside any planned communications related to COVID-19.

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