National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre


National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre

The National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) was an inter-departmental centre of the UK government.

Set up in 1999. The role of NISCC (pronounced "nicey") was to minimise the risk to the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) from electronic attack.

1st of February 2007, NISCC has been merged with part of the MI5 (the UK's Security Services) and with the National Security Advice Centre (NSAC).

NISCC provided advice and information on computer network defence and other information assurance issues. NSAC provided advice on physical security and personnel security issues.

CPNI now provides integrated (combining information, personnel and physical) security advice to the businesses and organisations which make up the national infrastructure. Through the delivery of this advice, they protect national security by helping to reduce the vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats.

See also

  • US-CERT

External links


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