Mighton achieve Digitally Aware accreditation

Secured by Design (SBD) member company Mighton 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.

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 Mighton 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 Mighton’s footsteps in helping to keep UK SMEs cyber secure.”


Mike Derham of Mighton, said: “We are committed to improving security and so we’re incredibly proud of this accreditation. Whether it be more traditional security features such as those found on sash and casement windows, or digital security like the Avia smart lock - Mighton are continuing to pave the way and show the importance of security in the home.”

Mighton Products are the manufacturers of the Avia Apple Homekit smart lock, which is the first smart lock in the world to be awarded both the Code of Practice for Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) and also ETSI TS 103 645. The smart lock works with Apple iPhones, Apple Smartwatches, key fobs and manual keys to provide not only security, but also convenience.

Established in 1983, the company is the UK’s oldest and most established supplier of sash and casement window hardware. Originally supplying nylon sash pulleys to the joinery window industry, today the company offer a comprehensive range of over 2000 high quality sash, casement and door products.

Mighton are totally focused on the manufacture and development of sash and casement window hardware, leading the world in technology and service. The company have a long association with Secured by Design, stretching back to 2007 when Mighton’s EcotiltTM became the first timber sash window to achieve Police Preferred Specification.

You can find out more about Mighton and their extensive range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000JpvmlAAB

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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