According to recent figures published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Cyber Security Vendors market in the UK has grown by over 50% in the last five years, generating almost £6 billion of revenue.
54% of businesses are seeking external help to deal with cyber security threats 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.
In addition, 40% of businesses have not taken any action to identify cyber security risks providing further opportunity.
What can I do?
In collaboration with the British Standards Institution (BSI), PDSC have developed a new certification scheme for cyber security vendors.
The new scheme comprises of two separate awards:
Digital Security Innovator
Our entry-level award is aimed at start-ups.
We’re looking for innovative cyber security companies who can demonstrate that their product or service addresses a recognised security issue faced by SMEs. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate that they have a robust business case.
Why become a Digital Security Innovator or Provider?
We know from speaking to thousands of SMEs that trust is a really important consideration when choosing a provider who can meet their needs and we want to promote those vendors who take time to understand their customers and deliver solutions that are tailored to their needs.
We also want to promote innovative British businesses who are using new approaches to protecting SMEs from cyber crime and fraud.
Reach New Customers
Reach thousands of potential customers in new markets through our award-winning community outreach programme and events
We provide an independent assessment with BSI of your organisation and business plan which can help secure external investment
Secure Supply Chains
Help you comply with requirements putting you on a level playing field with larger more established vendors
Raise Your Awareness
Appear on our website and marketing communications as a trusted provider with a summary of your product, service or consultancy offering