In The Community Programmes

Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing threats to businesses in the UK.

PDSC regularly runs a series of programmes and events across the UK visiting local businesses with the aim of sharing detailed advice about cyber crime.

Utilising our extensive network of partners, including local police forces, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Chambers of Commerce, Professional bodies and others, we connect with local communities to provide practical support on how to improve your security on site.

We run various programmes and events to help you improve your security:

Police Collaboration

Alongside local police officers, or those familiar with the area (such as BID Ambassadors), PDSC will go door to door visiting businesses in the High Street to carry out cyber security assessments and have discussions on any concerns regarding online security.

Businesses that complete the on-site assessment will be provided with information based on their level of risk to cyber crime. As many businesses have very limited time to focus on prevention tactics for their business, this is the perfect way to benefit, without taking too much time out of their day.

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Benefits

  • Digital footprint explained and cyber related questions answered by experts
  • Minimal disruption to business, visits are brief and your customers remain the priority
  • Local police or other business support representatives on site to answer your queries
  • Highlights contacts and procedures to follow when cyber incidents occur
  • Full support to complete the PDSC Digitally Aware certificate
  • All businesses receive a free pack of police endorsed security information

Digital Security Clinic

A drop-in clinic that attracts a crowd throughout the day. Business owners and staff can benefit from a 15-minute mentoring session for 1 to 1 advice with the PDSC team and partners. All areas of the workforce will become confident in their approach to securing business information.

All attendees, including members of the public, can pick up free, police endorsed information, talk to PDSC about any cyber security concerns they may have and receive valuable advice that they can feedback to their place of work.

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Benefits

  • Your specific cyber related questions answered by experts
  • 1 to 1 mentoring session, with advice tailored towards your individual business
  • Receive an email summary of our 1-2-1 advice plus other valuable resources
  • Receive important contacts to use and procedures to follow for a cyber recovery plan and other valuable resources
  • Support to complete the PDSC Digitally Aware certificate, designed to promote the digital health of your business

Workshops

‘How to’ sessions for businesses who want to implement best practise. The sessions will provide a generic implementation method, that may not fit every business structure, but will increase confidence when changing the configurations of a device.

After the session, Digital Security Providers and Innovators can help businesses tailor their settings to meet their specific business requirements.

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Benefits

  • Local venues to reduce your travelling time
  • Learn tips from experts to strengthen cyber resilience for your business
  • Practise implementing recommendations in a safe environment before applying them to live systems
  • Also includes Digital Security Clinic content

Cyber Training Seminar

Interactive presentations to raise awareness about the most common causes of cyber crime, how criminals operate and what businesses can do to protect themselves from falling victim. The agenda varies to suit the Stakeholder and PDSC can run multiple sessions per day.

Cyber Training Seminars are made up of levels so businesses can benefit from different sessions and learn something new each time. The Stakeholder will need to inform PDSC of which sessions to run, and in return PDSC will provide speakers who are subject experts:

Level 1 – Introduction to Cyber Security

‘Introduction to cyber security’ is for anyone willing to learn about how to keep their business safe from cyber threats by providing advice on best practice. The presentation is full of facts, figures, case studies and quizzes making it engaging, interactive and memorable. A short cyber breach simulation encourages delegates to consider how they would handle a cyber breach in a safe environment where they can discuss their options.

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Benefits

  • Talks from PDSC accredited cyber security leaders
  • Discussion sessions to raise specific concerns
  • Tailored to your business and staff requirements
  • Unique opportunity to practice dealing with a Cyber attack
  • Ongoing support and advice from PDSC for you and your staff