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National Protective Security Authority created to counter threat posed by State Actors

National Protective Security Authority created to counter threat posed by State Actors
Syndicated By: Iain Fraser Cybersecurity Journalist Gibraltar

14th March 2022

The UK Government has announced the launch the NPSA (National Protective Security Authority) to counter the threat posed by so called State Actors

Unlike the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) which is an integral part of GCHQ the NPSA (National Protective Security Authority is part of MI5 and will increase the UK’s resilience to state threats as well as terrorism, and will play an important part in strengthening our country’s economic security.

State-sponsored attempts at stealing sensitive research and information can undermine UK businesses and harm our country’s competitiveness on the world stage.

As part of the Integrated Review Refresh, the government has  announced the creation of the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA)  to help businesses and organisations defend themselves against national security threats.

The NPSA has absorbed the responsibilities of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure but with a broader remit, reflecting the fact that the threats the UK faces today extend far beyond critical national infrastructure.

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