London issues call to arms to cyber security community

Free membership scheme

John Unsworth, chief executive of the LDSC, detailed the progress made in the past year in the centre’s key objectives of setting up a free membership scheme, introducing a programme of activities in the community, and developing a marketplace of trusted, relevant and affordable security products and services.

Through the membership scheme, the LDSC has conducted security assessments on more than 400 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has partnered with more than 50 market-leading organisations to provide products and services, and has engaged directly with businesses by going door-to-door in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police.

“We have instigated academic research with Oxford University to independently assess our work and establish evidence of what works and what does not work in supporting businesses to improve their digital security,” said Unsworth.

Through these “high street” engagements and events in partnership with financial institutes

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