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Prime Secure achieve Digitally Aware accreditation

Secured by Design (SBD) member company Prime Secure have achieved the Police Digital Security Centre’s Digitally Aware accreditation, demonstrating to their customers, staff and suppliers how important the security of their information is to the business.

With 65,000 cyber security attacks on UK SMEs daily, and 41% of UK consumers claiming they will never return to a business that has had a security breach, investing in cyber security has never been more important.

The Police Digital Security Centre’s (PDSC) Digitally Aware certification scheme, designed in collaboration with BSI (the British Standards Institute), recognises those businesses who have made the first step towards better cyber security.

The Digitally Aware certification – which is being offered FREE to SBD member companies - can be completed through a simple online assessment tool in just 15 minutes. The assessment helps test the resilience of the business to the most common types of cyber crime.

Businesses are provided with a tailored report based on the assessment, which contains specific recommendations of action in accordance with the latest Government and police guidance, with those who achieve the Digitally Aware accreditation receiving a certificate valid for 12 months.

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Michelle Kradolfer, Cyber Development Officer at the PDSC, said: “In these unprecedented times, it is crucial that businesses are taking the time to review their vulnerability to common types of cyber crimes, understand their exposure to risk and put in place simple control measures to improve their own resilience.

“We are delighted to see that businesses such as Prime Secure have taken active steps to complete and successfully obtain our Digitally Aware certificate, demonstrating to their customers, employees and stakeholders that they take their cyber security seriously. We hope that other businesses will take note of this achievement and follow in Prime Secure’s footsteps in helping to keep UK SMEs cyber secure.”

Jason King, Head of Security at Prime Secure, said “With our coverage of over 600 sites UK wide, and our pioneering Street Patrol initiative being taken up throughout the country, we are already well positioned to help our clients protect their properties.

“The VPod though is a game changer, easily deployed and boasting features such as wireless CCTV; easy 1 day installation; 24/7 monitoring; 2 year battery life; SIA ACS monitoring station; daily system checks and priority police response.

“The VPod’s range of technologies allows for effective security protection of void properties and those without utility access. Think ‘futuristic robot guardian’ and you’re on the right lines, especially when the warning lights and automated voice warning to deter intruders are activated!”

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Prime Secure combines business management with a cost effective and tailored security service. Utilising expertise and experience the company provides innovative security services and systems across the UK ensuring that businesses operate and develop regardless of the environment and risk.

From many years of experience and expertise in the security sector, the team at Prime Secure saw a need for a compact, wireless, portable yet robust CCTV solution and went on to develop the VPod, an industry leading CCTV system, designed and built for challenging deployments.

You can find out more about Prime Secure and their SBD accredited VPod here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000JpvThAAJ

The PDSC is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, a police-owned, not-for-profit organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention initiatives to reduce crime, as well as acting as a catalyst to bring together public and private sector organisations to create safer communities.

As well as law enforcement, the PDSC works in partnership with industry, government and academia in support of the Government’s ambition to make the UK one of the safest places to do business online.

The PDSC is focused on helping SMEs reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime and fraud by raising awareness about the most common types of cyber-crime and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves. All advice and guidance is consistent with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

For more information see: www.policedsc.com