Digitally Aware certificate now available through Police Digital Security Centre website

The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) is delighted to announce that the newly launched Digitally Aware certificate can now be applied for through the PDSC website.

Aimed specifically at organisations with the lowest exposure of risk to cyber crime, The Digitally Aware certificate is the first police-backed certification scheme to help SMEs understand how they might be at risk from a cyber attack or breach.

Developed in collaboration with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the PDSC’s technology partners, Tillr, Digitally Aware is a fully automated self-assessment tool that takes around 10 minutes to complete. It is based on the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) Small Business Guide and successful applicants will receive a set of recommendations about how they can further improve their cyber security, provided in a downloadable PDF. Successful applicants will also be able to download a PDSC/BSI certificate for £50, which is valid for 12 months.

Names of successful applicants will be published on the PDSC website as well as the PDSC social media channels, enabling customers and suppliers to see that they take their cyber security seriously.

Organisations with a higher exposure of risk to cyber-crime will be offered the opportunity to obtain a Digitally Resilient certificate through BSI.

Digitally Aware certificate

Digitally Aware and Digitally Resilient are a key part of the PDSC’s commitment to reduce the vulnerability of organisations to cyber crime and fraud. Raising awareness is the first step in that process and the Digitally Aware certificate has been designed to support organisations improve their security posture, encouraging them towards achieving Cyber Essentials certification.

To apply for the Digitally Aware Certificate, please visit