As subscribers to the Security Service MI5's
What's New mailing list
Whenever we publish an item on the "What's New" section of this website, we will issue the same item by e-mail to subscribers. This will enable you to stay informed about what we are doing, without having to constantly check our website for updates. Threat level information will be provided as part of the "What's New" list.
we are still waiting for our email list subscription confirmation emails - the " few days" wait, is now over a month. See our category archive of postings on this topic.
We were hoping to have been alerted by email to this recent "What's New" item on the MI5 website:
The National Security Advice Centre (NSAC) and the National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) have merged to form the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). From 1 February 2007, CPNI will provide protective security advice to businesses and organisations across the national infrastructure. Its website presents a range of security advice including information on the threats, security planning, methods of attack, protecting your assets, publications and research. To access the new CPNI website, please see www.cpni.gov.uk or click on this news item's headline.
The MI5 "What's new" page could really do with RSS and XML Syndication Feeds for blog aggregators.etc., like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBi) has in the USA.
CPNI do publish two PGP Keys
for email@example.com (ID:0x9DB33149)
"to verify the GnuPG signatures on CPNI signed documents."
and for firstname.lastname@example.org (ID:0x2C5DF2AF)
"to send Not Protectively Marked or sensitive material to CPNI "
If you have information which you think could be of value to our work protecting the national infrastructure, please write to us at the following address:
PO Box 60628
Or fax it to us on 0207 233 8182
They do have an SSL / TLS encrypted General Enquiries web form, which appears to be handled on the UK hosted webserver, with what looks like a temporary Digital Certificate, which expires in less than 3 weeks time:
CN = Thawte Test Intermediate CA
OU = TEST TEST TEST
O = Thawte Certification
CN = www.cpni.gov.uk
OU = Internet Services
O = CDS Limited
L = Cheltenham
ST = Gloucestershire
C = GB
(01/02/2007 08:48:45 GMT)
(22/02/2007 08:48:45 GMT)