Secured by Design (SBD) member company Betafence have achieved the Police Digital Security Centre’s (PDSC) Digitally Aware accreditation, demonstrating to customers, staff and suppliers how important the security of their information is to their business.
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 PDSC’s Digitally Aware certification scheme – designed in collaboration with BSI (the British Standards Institute) – recognises those businesses who have made the first step towards better cyber security.
The Digitally Aware certification – which is being offered for free to SBD 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 cyber crime.
Businesses are provided with a tailored report based on the assessment, which contains specific recommendations of action in accordance with the latest Government and police guidance, with those who achieve the Digitally Aware accreditation receiving a certificate valid for 12 months.
Michelle Kradolfer, Cyber Development Officer at the PDSC, remarked: “In these unprecedented times, it is crucial that businesses are taking the time to review their vulnerability to common types of cyber crimes, 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 Betafence 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 Betafence’s footsteps in helping to keep UK SMEs cyber secure.”
“Cyber-attacks pose a real threat to businesses”, added Joe Cowling of Betafence. “Protecting our customers and staff is crucial in these unprecedented times”.