Safe Shores Monitoring has achieved the Police Digital Security Centre’s Digitally Aware accreditation, allowing us to demonstrate to our customers, staff and suppliers that their personal data is managed safely and kept secure.
With 65,000 cyber security attacks on UK SMEs daily, and 41% of UK consumers claiming they will never return to a business that has had a security breach, investing in cyber security has never been more important.
The Police Digital Security Centre’s (PDSC) Digitally Aware certification scheme, designed in collaboration with BSI (the British Standards Institute), recognises those businesses who have made the step towards better cyber security.
The Digitally Aware certification, which is being offered FREE to Secured by Design member companies – can be completed through a simple online assessment tool in just 15 minutes. The assessment helps test the resilience of the business to the most common types of cybercrime.
Michelle Kradolfer, Cyber Development Officer at the PDSC, said:
”In these unprecedented times, it is crucial that businesses are taking the time to review their vulnerability to common types of cybercrimes, understand their exposure to risk and put in place simple control measures to improve their own resilience.
"We are delighted to see that businesses such as Safe Shores Monitoring have taken active steps to complete and successfully obtain our Digitally Aware certificate, demonstrating to their customers, employees and stakeholders that they take their cyber security seriously. We hope that other businesses will take note of this achievement and follow in Safe Shores Monitoring’s footsteps in helping to keep UK SMEs cyber secure."
Tom Morton, CEO of Safe Shores Monitoring said:
”In an ever-evolving world of cyber-attacks against digital systems, demonstrating sound cyber security practices is essential to reassure our customers that their data is managed safely and kept secure.
"The Police Digital Security Centre’s (PDSC) Digitally Aware certification scheme is one of multiple layers applied to our management of data security, and it has allowed us to analyse our current processes using professional cyber-crime insights and enables us to demonstrate our adherence to best industry practice. Digitally Aware helps to protect ourselves and our stakeholders from cybercrime."
The PDSC is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, a police-owned, not-for-profit organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention initiatives to reduce crime, as well as acting as a catalyst to bring together public and private sector organisations to create safer communities.
The PDSC is focused on helping SMEs reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime and fraud by raising awareness about the most common types of cyber-crime and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves. All advice and guidance is consistent with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).