Cyber Security

Computer security, also known as cybersecurity or IT security, is the protection of computer systems from the theft or damage to the hardware, software or the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

It includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection, and due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, or due to them being tricked into deviating from secure procedures.

The field is of growing importance due to the increasing reliance on computer systems and the Internet in most societies, wireless networks such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – and the growth of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things.

4000 IT Companies: Company Connecting Infographic

Our new series of infographics brings information on the 4,000 IT companies that Company Connecting has researched. Companies also register with us, and extend their profiles. If you are an IT company and not sure whether we have a profile, then please go ahead and register so that we can create...

The Scottish Digital Economy Doesn't Stop at Dundee

Company Connecting disputes the apparent recent implication that Scotland's Digital Economy doesn't exist north of Dundee.

Oil & Gas is the top sector for IT companies in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Our infographic summarises the size, skills, sectors and focal areas for IT companies in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Its no surprise that Oil & Gas is the top sector, but there is a huge diversity in skills, sectors and business focus of the IT companies in the area. Given the current...

Scottish IT Companies: Cyber Security Infographic 2018

Check out the infographic from Company Connecting on Scottish tech companies with Cyber Security  related skills. The infographic covers 270 companies based in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on almost 4,500 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

It's been almost two years since we last published information on Cyber Security Companies. Our last article looked at al the companies with Cyber Security skills on the Company Connecting database. This time we have focused on the 270 Scottish companies with Cyber Security skills. We have almost 4,500 tech companies on our database of which 2,700+ are in Scotland. So about 10% of the Scottish tech companies have some cyber security skills.

Image of a key fob unlocking a laptop accompanying the article Scottish Cyber Security Infographic 2018

Scottish Digital Marketing Companies: A Company Connecting Infographic

Company Connecting recently reviewed its database of tech, IT and telecoms companies, along with companies formed in the past three years. There appeared to be a disproportionate number of companies working in ‘Digital Marketing’ which had been created or dissolved.

This inspired us to...

Company Connecting has researched thousands of tech companies and so far has identified 4,400 companies which provide tech, IT and telecoms products and services.

In a recent review of the current companies, and companies formed in the past three years, there appeared to be a disproportionate number of companies working in ‘Digital Marketing; which had been created or dissolved

Graph of the top 15 skills for Scottish Digital Marketing Companies accompanying the article "Scottish Digital Marketing Companies: A Company Connecting Infographic

IT and Telecoms companies in North East England: a Company Connecting Infographic

Company Connecting started its research on IT companies in Scotland, and then carried out a review of Cambridgeshire. Recently, we have turned our attention to the North East of England where the tech industry is buzzing. There are loads of IT companies in the area, vibrant universities and...

Company Connecting is researching companies in the North East of England, and companies in the area have registered and updated their Company Connecting profiles.

The North East of England is one of the 9 official regions of England and covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and part of North Yorkshire. We have used the DH, DL, NE, SR and TS post codes to identify the companies to include from our database in this infographic. So far, we have information on 182 IT and telecom companies in the NE of England. We expect this number to increase substantially.

Word Cloud of the towns and cities int he NE of England with IT and telecoms companies. Accompanying the article IT and Telecoms companies infographic: North East England

Company Connecting has details of 4,400 IT and telecoms companies, 2,700 of which are in Scotland. The remainder are spread across the UK, with pockets in Cambridgeshire and the North East of England. We also have companies in other countries – the main hotspot is Estonia.

Map of the UK accompanying the article and infographic"Map of the UK IT and Telecoms companies on the Company Connecting "