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Featured Five Eyes launch drive to secure innovation
17 Oct 2023

The heads of the Five Eyes domestic intelligence agencies today launched new advice to help organisations protect themselves against the security threats posed by nation states.

Partnerships|Speeches and statements|State threats
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24 Nov 2021

The Social Mobility Foundation Index recognises the organisations that are taking the most action to ensure they are open to talent from all backgrounds

Careers|Speeches and statements
11 Nov 2021

Today, MI5 will be joining people around the UK to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

HRH The Princess Royal smiling at MI5 staff
01 Nov 2021

On 27 October MI5 was honoured to receive a visit from HRH The Princess Royal to our London headquarters, Thames House.

Speeches and statements
19 Oct 2021

We are saddened to announce that Sir Patrick Walker, Director General of MI5 between 1988-1992, died on 13 October following a long illness.

Speeches and statements
Director General statement on Sir David Amess MP
16 Oct 2021

"Yesterday saw a horrendous terror attack against a Member of Parliament, as he was doing the job he was elected to do, engaging with his constituents. Our thoughts go out to the family of Sir David Amess at this terrible time.

“Our focus as MI5 is to continue to work with partners to identify and disrupt all terrorist threats, whether plots directed by terror groups or self-initiated acts by individuals, to ensure the British public can go about their daily lives without fear of intimidation or violence.”

Ken McCallum

Speeches and statements|Terrorism
04 Oct 2021

October is Black History Month - an annual celebration of the history and contributions of Black people in the UK. MI5 is proud to be an employer who celebrates and champions diversity and so throughout October we have a month of events planned for our staff.

A flag with an inclusion logo flying
27 Sep 2021

For the sixth year in a row, MI5 is marking National Inclusion Week, to highlight the importance of inclusion across the UK. As a visible display of our commitment to inclusion, we’ll be flying our Inclusion Flag above our London headquarters for the whole week.

The UK and US flags alongside each other in the entrance of Thames House
10 Sep 2021

To pay our respects, MI5 is flying the UK and US flags together in the entrance of Thames House, our London HQ

History|Speeches and statements|Terrorism
Ken McCallum, Director General of MI5
14 Jul 2021

MI5 Director General Ken McCallum gave his annual threat update at Thames House on 14 July 2021.

Speeches and statements|State threats
MI5 logo
29 Jun 2021

The first elements of the new Counter Terrorism Operations Centre (CTOC) in London have been unveiled.