Disklabs achieve Digitally Aware accreditation

Secured by Design (SBD) member company Disklabs 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 Disklabs 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 Disklabs’ footsteps in helping to keep UK SMEs cyber secure.”

Managing Director Simon Steggles, Disklabs, said: “Prevention is always better than cure. At Disklabs, we were keen to take up the Digitally Aware certification to show our customers that we take our cyber security very seriously. Together with ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus, the Digitally Aware certification reassures our customers that we are doing everything we can to ensure their data is safe.”

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The Original RF Shielding Faraday Bags, Disklabs is a privately established company founded in 1997. Disklabs started as a hard drive broker, then organically grew into a data recovery company.

Disklabs shielding products give customers the peace of mind that they are protected from a wide range of cyber-attacks including hacking, relay car theft and malicious tracking applications.

The UK’s ‘original Disklabs faraday bags’ are used to shield digital devices from the battlefield to the boardroom in over 80 countries. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Disklabs Faraday Bags guarantee the security of evidence, protect important files and safeguard key information during transit. Whether it’s on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or key fob, Disklabs are the UK’s number one provider of active RF shielding.

Operating from a state of the art facility, Disklabs has over 20 years’ experience in data recovery, digital forensics and data erasure with their expertise in this field giving the company a unique insight into the risks and consequences of cybercrime.

Understanding that prevention is much better than the cure the Disklabs team developed their range of Faraday Bags to prevent hacking attacks on wireless-enabled devices in high-risk environments. More recently the growing issues of malicious tracking and vehicle theft has resulted in new products being added to their range of products to deal specifically with these problems.

Disklabs now manufacture in excess of 50 products.

You can find out more about Disklabs and extensive range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000JpvTeAAJ

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