The Cyber Resilience Centre for London is part of a network of 9 Regional Centres across the country whose role is to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and third sector organisations reduce their vulnerability to cyber-crime. The CRC for London is a not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, The City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police. We offer a range of services to London’s small business community to help demystify the cyber security landscape and provide access to national intelligence data, free guidance and affordable help to protect your business online.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime was quick to recognize the vulnerability of London’s small business community to the most common types of cyber-crime and set up the London Digital Security Centre (LDSC) in 2015 to help SMEs improve their cyber security posture. As a not-for-profit organisation, LDSC reached thousands of businesses across the capital and won awards for its Community Outreach programme. In 2018, LDSC became the Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) under the umbrella of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) and increased its engagement across London working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police. In 2021, PCPIs Board identified an opportunity to align PDSCs work with the new network of Cyber Resilience Centres and a programme to transition the PDSC into the Cyber Resilience Centre for London was born.