International protective security resources

Our international partners have a range of resources that may be useful for entities implementing the PSPF. This list is not exhaustive – entities using other international resources are requested to contact us and provide details so that we can keep this list up to date.


Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat is responsible for Canadian protective security policies, directives, standards and guidelines.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provide policy and practical advice to Canadian agencies on physical security.

New Zealand

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is a government agency, responsible for giving the government advice about matters relating to New Zealand's security. The NZSIS is responsible for the document Protective Security Requirements (PSR). The PSR is the New Zealand equivalent of the PSPF.

United Kingdom

UK Cabinet Office

The United Kingdom (UK) Cabinet Office maintains protective security policies for the UK Government.

This includes the UK Security Policy Framework which provides central internal protective security policy and risk management for UK Government departments and associated bodies.

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure resources

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) provides integrated security advice (combining information, personnel and physical) to organisations which make up the UK national infrastructure. CPNI advice helps to reduce the vulnerability of the UK national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats to national security.

CPNI advice covers security planning, physical security, personnel security and cyber security/information assurance.

The CPNI YouTube channel contains short videos that can be used to assist in agency security awareness training.

United Kingdom Security Vetting

United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) launched on 1 January 2017. This followed the requirement in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review to establish a single provider of government National Security Vetting Services. UKSV has a mandate to establish a single vetting database, portable vetting and standardised pricing across government. UKSV aims to operate as a highly efficient and customer focused organisation.

United States

Department of Homeland Security – National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

NPPD works with partners at all levels of United States (US) Government, and from the private and non-profit sectors, to share information and build greater trust to make US cyber and physical infrastructure more secure.

Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC)

Researchers at the United States PERSEREC:

  • conduct applied research and development to improve personnel suitability, security, and reliability policy and practice
  • conduct long-term programmatic research and development for the human resource management, security, and intelligence communities
  • provide quick-response studies and analyses in support of policy formation and systems operation
  • disseminate research information to policymakers and practitioners
  • develop innovative systems, tools, and job aids for policymakers, managers, and practitioners concerned with personnel suitability, security, and reliability.