Yes. We actively encourage successful applicants to display the certificate and 'Digitally Aware' logo on websites, marketing material and other visible locations.
We see our ‘Digitally Aware’ certificate as a ‘Cyber Essentials lite’. It’s designed for businesses who want to take the first step in reducing their vulnerability to an attack or breach. We believe that Digitally Aware is a stepping stone to Cyber Essentials and will ultimately increase the number of organisations achieving the Government’s flagship scheme.
Digitally Resilient was designed for SMEs who are above the minimum level of cyber risk. Assessment and pricing is carried out through BSI.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have implemented controls that are appropriate to the level of risk they are exposed to. BSI assess businesses against the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) “10 steps to cybersecurity” principles. This process includes an assessment to ensure the level of control is appropriate to the level of risk.
Applicants will also be assessed on their user-related process such as awareness/training, removable media, remote working and incident management. Finally, an independent scan is performed of the business’s internet-facing perimeter to ensure that common vulnerabilities are not present.
Once you have completed the initial self-assessment tool, you will need to fill out and submit a form, which will be sent to BSI. You will be contacted by BSI within 2 working days to arrange the next stage of the process.
Click here to a view a demo of our assessment tool.
Yes. We actively encourage successful applicants to display the certificate on websites, marketing material and other visible locations.
No. Police DSC is a not-for-profit organisation owned by the police. Every penny that we receive from the scheme will be reinvested directly into crime prevention activities across the United Kingdom.