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Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure

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

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GovS 007: Security

GovS 007 is part of a suite of functional standards that are being implemented across government.

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Canine Detection Guidance Notes

Updated suite of evidence-based guidance notes detailing good practices underpinning delivery of effective detection dog capability

Market Hostile vehicle mitigation
Street Furniture Calling Notice

Are you a vehicle security barrier or street furniture manufacturer/designer? CPNI wants to work with you…

Shadow Personnel security
Espionage - It still happens and it still matters

The Director General of Mi5 noted in his annual threat update hostile states seeking to spy on certain governments is as old as the hills. Nevertheless, it still happens, and it still matters.

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Social Engineering - If something seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Individuals and organisations should be aware of the threat from a variety of types of social engineering attacks

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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