Dragons Den Style Product Partnership Selection Panel Concludes with the Announcement of New Partners for London's Digital Security MarketPlace
London, UK – The London Digital Security Centre, a not for profit organisation founded by the Mayor of London as a joint venture with The Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police, hosted the conclusion of its ‘Dragons Den’ style selection process on Friday 30 June, to select the market leading products that will be showcased on the Centre’s MarketPlace, to help businesses stay safe as they innovate and grow online.
The selection process began on Wednesday 3 May and over 400 digital security companies were researched with 15 being called for interview at the end of June.
The interview panel was made up of senior members of staff from the London Digital Security Centre, with Chief Executive, John Unsworth making the final decision. Said John, “We aim to partner with between one and two market leading providers in each sub-category of digital security services.
“Those invited for interview were asked a series of in-depth questions about how their products deliver digital security to business.” Each company on the short list were required to demonstrate market leadership through industry awards, independent analyst recommendations, customer references and market share.
Participation within the process was by invitation only, for digital security companies with market-leading capabilities. The purpose of the MarketPlace is to provide affordable and appropriate products for an SME to help enrich their digital security posture. The ‘Petya’ attack is the second major global ransomware attack in the past two months.
The MarketPlace provides members with access to business resilience products and services supplied by market leading private sector organisations. The MarketPlace is accessible via www.Londondsc.co.uk.