Are you an SME?
Did you know, in the past 12 months, 58% of all organisations that have reported at least one cyber attack or breach were Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Now more than ever, organisations of all sizes should strive to understand where and how they might be at risk.
To support organisations with this task, PDSC and the British Standards Institution (BSI) have collaborated and developed a new certification scheme aimed to help SMEs reduce their vulnerability to cyber crime and promote the fact that they take their digital and cyber security seriously.
This scheme replaces the previously run LDSC Membership programme. SMEs are still able to test their resilience to a cyber attack or breach for free and download trusted advice and guidance from Government, the police and others about cyber crime.
Test your resilience
Find out whether your organisation is at risk of cyber crime today. By clicking here you will be asked a series of simple questions about your organisation. This will help us determine your level of risk. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be given a brief summary of your risk level and access to a range of documents that you can download for free. These documents are from trusted sources and are regularly updated to ensure they remain current.
Our entry-level 'Digitally Aware' Certificate is aimed at organisations with the lowest risk of cyber crime.
To demonstrate your awareness of cyber security issues and promote the fact that your organisation takes digital and cyber security seriously, you can apply for the Digitally Aware Certificate, developed exclusively in collaboration with BSI.
The process requires you to complete an online questionnaire that is based on the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ‘Small Business Guide’.
On successful completion of this process, you will obtain a certificate valid for 12 months which clearly demonstrates to your customers, staff and key stakeholders that you are digitally aware.
You will also receive a tailored report with specific recommendations of actions you can take in accordance with the latest Government and police guidance that are based on the answers given during the questionnaire. Your report will also include links within each recommendation to help you navigate to the relevant part of a document.
To cover administration costs, there is a nominal fee of £50 + VAT.
The enhanced 'Digitally Resilient' Certificate is aimed at those organisations with a higher risk of cyber crime.
Assessment for this is carried out through BSI.
To achieve the ‘Digitally Resilient’ certification, applicants need to demonstrate compliance with the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme
The cost will vary depending on a number of factors. This may include the nature of the organisation, the sector it operates in, its exposure to risk and the integration of cyber connectivity throughout its organisational model.