London Digital Security Centre Partner Opportunity

2 Jun 2017 02:34 PM

LDSC looking to identify up to ten cyber security suppliers to join its roster of Product Partners

The London Digital Security Centre (LDSC) is an initiative launched by the Mayor of London as a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police, to make London the safest place to innovate online.

LDSC will help thousands of London's businesses identify and acquire cyber security solutions. Approximately 1,200 London businesses report cybercrime to the Metropolitan Police through Action Fraud each month

techUK, through RISC, has been asked to help LDSC identify up to ten cyber security suppliers to join its roster of Product Partners. These suppliers must be leaders in their area, and will be asked to demonstrate their support for LDSC's work by making a financial contribution.

Being an LDSC partner will enable your business to engage directly with thousands of London businesses who are seeking cyber security guidance and solutions.

Compulsory criteria

Suppliers who wish to be considered must meet the following, compulsory criteria:

1) Have an office in London or the South-East
2) Can scale to deliver your services to at least hundreds of businesses
3) Provide market leading offerings, in particular for small businesses.
4) Offer market-leading services, in particular one of the following areas:

a) Identify Risks: Provide software or services that help small businesses to identity and understand cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data and capabilities
b) Provide Protection: Provides safeguards to help small businesses limit or contain the impact of potential cybersecurity events. These safeguards might be in the areas of Access Control, Awareness Training, Data Security, Encryption, Information Protection process and procedures, Maintenance including Data Backup, Protective Technology

Timeline to engage - first deadline is Monday, 12th June, with required activity on 13th and 30th June

Suppliers who wish to be considered by LDSC should send a short email to express their interest to Your expression of interest should:

• Have as a subject line: LDSC - expression of interest
• Confirm that you meet the four compulsory criteria listed above
• Indicate the main sub-area of cyber security that you have market leading capability in (max 30 words)
• Indicate why you should be considered market leading in that area (eg awards, number of customers)

Suppliers who express interest by close of play on Monday 12th June will receive a calendar invitation to a briefing about the LDSC, by teleconference at 13:00-13:50 on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th June. Suppliers will not be allowed to proceed to the selection interviews unless they have dialled in to the briefing on 13th June.

LDSC will then review the expressions of interest and hold a shortlisted panel interview on Friday 30th June, in North Greenwich, London. Successful applicants will then be promoted at events hosted by LDSC with the Police for businesses across London, feature in online media promotion and a curated online Market Place of leading solution providers. Details of the partnership programme are in the below pdf.

Please direct any questions to