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Encyclopedia > Nasjonal Sikkerhetsmyndighet

Nasjonal Sikkerhetsmyndighet (NSM - National Security Authority) is a Norwegian intelligence agency responsible for proactive national security, identifying national objects of special interest (like the national oil company Statoil), and reducing their vulnerability to internal and external threats. The agency is known to work with internet security, data encryption as well as threat analysis on physical objects of national interest. The cooperation with the Police Security Agency (PST) and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been identified as a very important part of the task of maintaining an overview of potential threats to objects, and instituting proactive activities. NSM agency COA, Norway This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... An intelligence agency is a governmental organization devoted to gathering of information by means of espionage (spying), communication interception, cryptoanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. ... Picture of a Statoil Station in the Republic of Ireland - Statoil has grown to become a major international company Statoil is a Norwegian petroleum company established in 1972. ... In the context of computer networking, cracking (also called black-hat hacking) is the act of compromising the security of a system without permission from an authorized party, usually with the intent of accessing computers connected to the network (the somewhat similar activity of defeating copy prevention devices in software... In cryptography, encryption is the process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge. ... Categories: Stub | Intelligence agencies | Norway | Law enforcement in Norway ... Categories: Stub | Military of Norway | Intelligence agencies ...

NSM also cooperates with the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB), with is intended to prevent loss of life, and care for health, environment, important society functions and material assets in connection with accidents, catastrophes, terrorism and other unwanted events in peace, crisis and war.

NSM is funded by the Ministry of Defense, but reports to the Ministry of Justice and the Police in civilian matters. The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence (Forsvarsdepartementet) is a Norwegian government ministry in charge of the formation and implementation of national security and defence policy, and for the overall management and control of the activities of subordinate agencies. ... Categories: Stub | Law enforcement in Norway ...

Norwegian security and intelligence agencies

  • Police Security Agency (PST) is to identify threats, analyse their presumed intentions and capabilities, and actively hinder its work.
  • National Security Authority (NSM) is to identify national objects of special interest, and reduce their vulnerability.
  • National Intelligence Service (NIS) is to collect, analyse and present information from their agents and foreign sources that can assist NSM and PST in achieving their objectives.

Categories: Stub | Intelligence agencies | Norway | Law enforcement in Norway ... Categories: Stub | Military of Norway | Intelligence agencies ...

External links

  • http://www.nsm.stat.no

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