"Digitally Aware helps to protect ourselves and our stakeholders from cyber crime"

Secured by Design (SBD) member company Safe Shores Monitoring have achieved the Police Digital Security Centre’s Digitally Aware accreditation, demonstrating to their customers, staff and suppliers how important the security of their information is to the 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 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 first step towards better cyber security.

The Digitally Aware certification – which is being offered 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.

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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 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 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 cyber crime."

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Lone worker protection specialist Safe Shores Monitoring, established in 1998, is the longest established provider of personal safety solutions and currently support the duty of care for over 200 organisations with in excess of 20k lone workers.

As a current provider of services to agencies such as the Health & Safety Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and Capita plc, the company are an established market leader with an estimated 4% of the current European purchases. Drawing upon experience gained from the police, first responders and employers, Safe Shores Monitoring operate an agile program of research and co-development which contributes to them maintaining their position as the most efficient and effective service on the market.

You can find out more about Safe Shores Monitoring and their SBD accredited Archangel® product here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000JpvxRAAR and at https://www.safeshoresmonitoring.co.uk/

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.

As well as law enforcement, the PDSC works in partnership with industry, government and academia in support of the Government’s ambition to make the UK one of the safest places to do business online.

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).

For more information see: www.policedsc.com