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Physical Security

Effective physical security of an asset is achieved by multi-layering different measures. The concept is based on the principle that the security of an asset is not significantly reduced with the loss of any single layer. Each layer of security may be comprised of different elements of interdependent systems

Last Updated 29 January 2021
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The Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE) is available to help security practitioners to identify appropriate physical security equipment. 
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Guidance Vehicle-borne threats range from vandalism to sophisticated or aggressive attack by determined criminals or terrorists.
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Guidance Good general physical and personnel security measures will contribute towards resilience against CBRN incidents
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Guidance CPNI undertakes product testing of items which make up physical security systems under the CAPSS (Cyber Assurance of Physical Security Systems)...
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Guidance Supporting our customers in assessing and mitigating the security risks posed by unmanned aerial systems
Terrorist Attack
Guidance Marauding Terrorist Attack guidance has been amended to accommodate the planning by organisations of first aid after an attack
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Guidance CPNI have continued to conduct Fire As A Weapon trials since the release of the document in June 2021. As a consequence, the guidance has been...