June 1st, 2007 07:10 EST
Security Advice From MI5
Security advice is now available from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).
The National Security Advice Centre (NSAC) and the National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) merged in February 2007 to form the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.
CPNI is the Government authority which provides protective security advice to businesses and organisations across the national infrastructure. Its website can be accessed at: http://www.cpni.gov.uk.
CPNI's advice aims to reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats, keeping the UK's essential services (delivered by the emergency services and the communications, energy, finance, food, government, health, transport and water sectors) safer.
Without these services, the UK could suffer serious consequences, including severe economic damage, grave social disruption or even large-scale loss of life.
CPNI advice is targeted primarily at the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) - those key elements of the national infrastructure which are crucial to the continued delivery of essential services to the UK.
CPNI's website provides advice on the threats, security planning, methods of attack, protecting your assets, products and services publications and research and development.
CPNI is accountable to the Director General of the Security Service and operates under the Security Service Act 1989.