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USEFUL LINKS

British Standards Institution (BSI) 

BSI is the world's leading provider of standards covering every aspect of the modern economy. For example, BS 7799 deals with securing business information, BS 7499 covers static site guarding and mobile patrol services, and BS 7858 is the code of practice for security screening of individuals employed in a security environment. CPNI (see above) has also worked with the BSI to develop PAS 97: 2012 A Specification for Mail Screening and Security.


Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

CPNI provides integrated protective security advice, covering physical, personnel and cyber security measures, to the businesses and organisations that make up our national infrastructure. The advice CPNI gives helps reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism, espionage and other threats. 


CESG

CESG is the information security arm of GCHQ and the national technical authority for information assurance. It provides advice and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data. CESG works with Government departments and agencies and the British Armed Forces, as well as public and private sector companies.


Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

The CBI represents companies from all sectors of UK business. It is a source of expert advice and information, and a forum for the generation of ideas and best practice exchange. The CBI's business guides cover issues such as business continuity and protecting your business in the electronic age. 


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The DBS helps employers make safer recruitment decisions. It also prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children, through its criminal record checking and barring functions.


Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is a joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement, leading businesses and the public sector. It provides computer users and small businesses with free, independent, user-friendly advice to help them use the internet confidently, safely and securely.


Security Industry Authority (SIA) 

The SIA manages the licensing of the private security industry as set out in the Private Security Industry Act 2001. It aims to raise standards of professionalism and skills within the private security industry.

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