PIB Insurance Brokers partner with Police Digital Security Centre to promote cyber security awareness

PIB Insurance Brokers partner with Police Digital Security Centre to promote cyber security awareness

PIB Insurance Brokers partner with Police Digital Security Centre to promote cyber security awareness

Posted: 22/02/2021

PIB Insurance Brokers (PIB) has partnered with the Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) as part of

their campaign to promote cyber security across their client base. The partnership will see PIB and

the PDSC collaborate to encourage organisations to focus on their resilience to the rising threat of

cyber risks.

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.

PIB have long championed the importance of cyber security and can offer clients a range of cyber

insurance policies that can help businesses to protect themselves and recover quickly in the event

of a cyber attack or breach. In addition to this cover PIB will promote the PDSC’s ‘Digitally Aware’

certification scheme and will fund the cost of certification for businesses who take out a cyber

insurance policy.

Digitally Aware is an entry-level certificate, developed in collaboration with the British Standards

Institution (BSI). Aimed at organisations with the lowest exposure of risk to cyber crime, it helps

SMEs identify such vulnerabilities and provide them with resources to implement simple cyber

security measures to strengthen their posture.

Commenting on the partnership Steven Redgwell, CEO for PIB Insurance Brokers, said: “We believe

this partnership can support us in our goal to educate organisations about cyber risks and to help

ensure they’re protected. We believe many of our clients will benefit from the insight that the

Digitally Aware certification will bring and we look forward to working with the PDSC to promote


The PDSC’s Cyber Development Officer Michelle Kradolfer said: “We are delighted to be partnering

with PIB Insurance Brokers who share in our vision at PDSC to provide SMEs with support to reduce

their vulnerability to cyber crime and help strengthen their cyber security posture. As one of the

UK’s leading independent brokers, PIB Insurance Brokers understand the crucial role that the

insurance industry have in order to keep their customers digitally secured.

“We’ve developed Digitally Aware because we see the importance for SMEs to test their resilience to

the most common types of cyber crime, to understand their exposure to risk and to regularly review

the simple control measures they’ve put in place that keeps them secured. Having PIB’s

commitment to provide our certification scheme to their customers and helping them to prove they

are digitally aware, will not only drive take-up of this new scheme, but also support UK businesses in

becoming more resilient. “



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About PIB Insurance Brokers

PIB Insurance Brokers is a dynamic insurance broker. In October 2020, a number of PIB Group

businesses including BKG West, Cobra Insurance Brokers, Cooke and Mason, D E Ford, Franklands,

Lorica Insurance Brokers, QPI Legal, Wilby and WWGroup were rebranded in our Specialty division

under the PIB Insurance Brokers brand and a new logo was introduced. Under the umbrella of PIB

Insurance Brokers, the business now boasts expertise across an even broader range of specialisms

including professions, property, construction, transportation, trade credit, real estate, leisure,

construction, haulage and charities.

About PIB Group

PIB Group is a dynamic insurance intermediary group aiming to create a leading position in the

provision of specialist insurance solutions across the UK market and beyond. Launched in 2015, PIB

has grown rapidly through acquisitions and by employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of

knowledge and experience in the insurance market. The PIB Group offers a range of specialist

teams, products and services to clients throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland and Germany.

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