Secured by Design (SBD) member company BikeTrac 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.
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 BikeTrac 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 BikeTrac’s footsteps in helping to keep UK SMEs cyber secure.”
Bike Trac’s Bill Taylor, added. “In our line of work it is vitally important to make sure everything we do is secure. Unlike other security products, the very nature of ours means we have always had to consider physical and digital security, so to have this accreditation is an important demonstration of how seriously we take it as a whole.”
Introduced to the motorcycle market in 2009, BikeTrac has gone on to become one of the most highly regarded automotive tracking products, thanks to the team’s dedicated approach to motorcycle security with its proven multi-tier technology.
Benefitting from GPS, GPRS, GSM and RF, BikeTrac was the first to offer such technology in a dedicated motorcycle device, allowing the team to not only track down stolen motorcycles and scooters, but also assist in proactive recoveries where only Radio Frequency (RF) could offer detailed location information.
With BikeTrac’s RF function deployed, the location of any stolen bike is much more precise, enabling those on scene to obtain a search warrant much easier, be it a block of garages, lock-up or even sometimes inside a dwelling.
You can find out more about BikeTrac and their range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000Jpw3gAAB
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