PDSC was established 5 years ago by the Mayor of London’s office, in collaboration with the Met Police and the City of London Police, in order to help small and medium-sized businesses decrease their vulnerability to cyber crime.
This was branded the London Digital Security Centre (LDSC) until 2019 at which point it took up a national remit, and began working with industry partners, the government, academia, and other branches of law enforcement agencies.
This launch can be added to a string of cyber security training and certification programmes targeted at giving cyber security professionals and organisations the tools and expertise to protect themselves against cyber threats. If you want to learn more about cyber security exams see our Q&A's.
The PDSC and BSI certification scheme will formally launch on 17th February, with companies given more further details about how to apply for the two awards that are on offer.
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This is a positive step in the right direction both for the police and for the community at large to help to protect themselves against the ever present cyber threats.