Our mission is to reduce the vulnerability of businesses across England and Wales to cyber crime by supporting them to develop and innovate in a secure digital environment.
In 2015, the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MoPAC) established the London Digital Security Centre (LDSC) to help small and medium sized businesses across the capital reduce their vulnerability to cyber crime. In 2018, LDSC was taken over by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) and given a national focus, becoming the Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC).
Our relationship with PCPI, who have been hugely successful in supporting police forces reduce crime since 1989, adds credibility to our work and provides access to a range of tried and trusted methods that increase the scope and reach of our activities.
Building on the success of the ‘Secured by Design’ initiative and the experience gathered by PCPI over the past 30 years, PDSC is uniquely placed to deliver a joined-up and consistent approach to the delivery and implementation of cyber crime advice.
PDSC is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by the police, that works across the whole of the UK in partnership with industry, government, academia and law enforcement. We firmly believe that the overwhelming majority of cyber crime can be prevented by taking a few simple steps to protect your business. All of our advice and guidance is consistent with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Our team is passionate about helping you understand where your business may be at risk from a cyber attack or data breach.