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The UK is a high priority espionage target. Many countries actively seek UK information and material to advance their own agendas.

The potential impact of successful State-sponsored espionage against the UK is both wide reaching and significant. The threat of espionage (spying) did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. Espionage against UK interests still continues and is potentially very damaging. A number of foreign intelligence services (FIS) seek to gather intelligence on a broad range of subjects, including foreign policy, defence, financial, technological, industrial and commercial interests.

For more information, please visit the NPSA (formerly CPNI) website:

Hostile Reconnaissance
Cyber Security