According to recent figures published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the cyber security market in the UK has grown by over 50% in the last five years, generating almost £6 billion of revenue.
However, this rapid growth means that it can often be confusing for consumers to find a digital security provider who they can trust to deliver a product or service that meets their needs.
That’s why PDSC, in collaboration with the British Standards Institution (BSI) have developed a new certification scheme for Digital Security Providers. The new scheme is aimed specifically at organisations offering:
Digital Security Products
Digital Security Services
Digital Security Consultancy
Successful organisations who achieve certification will be awarded ‘Secured by Design ‘Police Preferred Specification’ for 12 months.
The Secured by Design logo and title 'Police Preferred Specification' indicates that an organisation or a product meets the high standards set by Secured by Design and BSI. Usage of the logo is restricted exclusively to those products that have successfully tested to these requirements.
Why should I apply to become a Digital Security Provider?
Becoming a certified Digital Security Provider will:
- Demonstrate that your digital security business has met some of the highest industry standards
- Successful applicants will become preferred suppliers, endorsed by PDSC, to companies seeking Digitally Aware and Digitally Resilient certification
- Open up opportunities to attend and/or speak at major cyber events across the UK on our behalf