CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, has agreed a partnership with the London Digital Security Centre to help educate businesses across the UK capital on the necessities of cybersecurity. The agreement establishes CensorNet as one of the Centre’s first partners, underlining its leadership in cyber security awareness.
Founded by the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) in 2015, as a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police, the London Digital Security Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that plans to expand its membership to 30,000 businesses within the next year. It works alongside its partners to deliver educational information, masterclasses, workshops and events in order to highlight the importance of cyber security in business.
Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet said, “We’re delighted to partner with the London Digital Security Centre to enable businesses from all sectors to become more resilient to cyber attack. With over 99% of malware distributed via email or over the web and 81% of hacking-related breaches being linked to either stolen or weak employee passwords, it’s vital for SMEs, who may not have the security budgets of larger companies, to be as well informed as possible. We are proud of our involvement in this partnership, contributing to make London a safer place for businesses to grow online.”
As part of the initiative, CensorNet’s Unified Security Service (USS) features in the London Digital Security Centre’s recently launched MarketPlace; an online directory featuring market-leading products which enable companies to become less vulnerable to digital crime. The CensorNet USS platform offers a ‘single pane of glass’ approach to cyber security, allowing companies to simply and simultaneously manage and secure web, email, application and cloud environments in a single solution. Companies are able to access a free 30-day trial via the CensorNet website.
John Unsworth, Chief Executive for the London Digital Security Centre commented, “According to some of our recent research among London businesses, there is an urgent need for many to revisit and improve their digital security approaches. Of those sampled, three-quarters admitted they do not use encryption, whilst nearly half (48%) leave their IT to be managed internally by staff who have to split their time with other responsibilities. This demonstrates the demand for an easily accessible location online, such as our MarketPlace, to help businesses identify, acquire and implement services to protect themselves.”
“The Centre’s fundamental aim is to enable businesses to innovate, grow and prosper online without the constant burden of a cyber attack. We are able to enhance our proposition by establishing partnerships with selected security vendors like CensorNet, and gaining their support and expertise. It is only through this type of collaboration that we are able to achieve our objectives.”