In the United Kingdom, it comprises a number of departments and is charged with protecting the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). To accomplish this important task, NISCC partners with Telecommunications, Energy, and Water agencies to provide threat assessments and warnings related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) incidents.Though NISCC has access to a huge body of data benefiting the broader community, it realized that it did not have a clearly defined means of distributing data to trusted parties and that to perform their mission effectively, NISCC needed access to data on incidents from reputable, trusted parties. For these reasons, NISCC introduced the WARP (Warning Advice and Reporting Point) system, in which interested communities work together to share intelligence with the purpose of reducing ICT system attacks.See Also: Critical Infrastructures; Critical Networks; Intelligence; Telecom; Trust.Brett, M. Warning, Advice and Reporting Point (WARP) for London Borough Councils Concept of Operations. [Online, 2004.] LondonConnects WARP Website. http://www.lcwarp.org/lcwarpop.html.