Police Digital Security Centre supports UK Cyber Security Association

May 4, 2021


The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) is supporting the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), which officially launched on Tuesday 4 May 2021 and is open for membership.

The UKCSA is a membership organisation for individuals, small businesses, SME’s and corporate companies who are involved in or who work in the cybersecurity industry in the UK. Members receive a wide range of benefits including access to the latest cybersecurity industry news, discounts on courses, seminars, networking events, conferences and items such as insurance and penetration testing, access to a directory of members and much more.

The UKCSA also lobbies and campaigns heavily for businesses of all sizes to take the growing cybersecurity threat more seriously. The UKCSA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Simon Newman, Head of Cyber and Business Services at Police Crime Prevention Initiatives said: “This is a fantastic initiative and one that Police CPI is proud to support. The UK cybersecurity sector is growing rapidly and leading the way in developing innovative solutions to the threats we face from cyber-crime.

“The UKCSA provides a forum for these organisations to collaborate and improve the professionalism of the sector, giving the industry a strong voice. We are really looking forward to working closely with the UKCSA and will shortly announce further details about our formal partnership together.”

UK Cyber Security Association

Individuals and organisations who actively work in the cybersecurity industry can now join the UKCSA as members and be part of a strong and caring community in the cybersecurity industry.

The UKCSA will work to a clear vision and set of objectives that ensures best practice and information sharing from the cybersecurity industry in the UK and internationally. The primary focus of the UKCSA will be on building a strong and caring community of individuals and organisations who actively work in cybersecurity both in the UK and internationally.

This will allow best practice and collaboration when it comes to the growing cyber-threat and combatting it.

In addition, the UKCSA will also raise awareness of the growing cyber-threat through proactive thought leadership and education/training that focuses on how individuals and organisations can protect themselves as much as possible from cyber-crime and all types of online and offline fraud.

Some of the benefits that members can expect as part of their membership include: access to a community online forum and portal to meet, engage with and interact with other members; quarterly member briefing events; partnership opportunities; access to a program of events and training sessions; regular email updates and weekly member emails, amongst other things.

Members will also have opportunities to take part in working groups to help shape the association as it grows and develops.

“We are now fully open for membership”

Speaking of the launch, Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder of the UKCSA, remarked: “In 2019, I spotted a gap for a membership/trade association in cybersecurity and the UKCSA was born. Since then, it has been in an expressions of interest phase which has exceeded all my expectations and we are now fully open for membership

“Cyber-crime has grown exponentially in recent years, especially during the global pandemic, and it has never been more important for individuals and organisations to take their cybersecurity seriously.

“We are delighted with the response to the idea of a membership association for cybersecurity and look forward to welcoming and helping our members as the association grows and develops.”

For more information about the UKCSA and how to join as a member please visit: www.cybersecurityassociation.co.uk.


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