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

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Delivering Valuable Data - an Interoperability Code of Practice for Technologies

We are inviting people to review and comment on a new code of practice - Delivering Valuable Data – an interoperability code of practice for technologies. The code seeks to unlock smooth information

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Cyber Assurance of Physical Security Systems (CAPSS) Guidance

CPNI’s guidance on the Cyber Assurance of Physical Security Systems (CAPSS) has been updated to reflect the annual release of the CAPSS 2023 Evaluation Standard

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Incident Management

Based on further research, CPNI have created Responding to Terrorist Incidents – Developing Effective Command and Control Supplementary Guidance - Communication Technology

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Canine Detection Guidance Notes

CPNI’s guidance on specifying, procuring and implementing detection dog services has been updated to reflect the launch of NCTAS-P in March 2021

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Security Update on Surveillance Equipment

On 24 November 2022 the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster made a written ministerial statement to the House of Commons on the subject of visual surveillance systems used on the government estate

CPNI provides expert advice, research and development to support

  1. Countering Terrorism
  2. Countering Activities by Hostile States
  3. Protecting the Public

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