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.

Company Connecting was recently lucky enough to speak to David Evans of Cyber Agress, who've helped many organisations through Cyber Essentials.

Cyber Essentials Part 2: Interview with Cyber Aggress

CC's first Scotland-specific Cyber Security Infographic. Company Connecting data has previously published Infographics on this topic over a much larger geographical area, and interestingly the results are quite different.

The words @Cyber Security' in a picture accompanying accompany Connecting's first Scotland-specific Cyber Security Infographic

Cyber Essentials Part 1: The experience of Managed IT Experts with Cyber Aggress

Part 1 of 2 articles looking at the Cyber Essentials scheme helping businesses get secure.

In Part one of two articles about Cyber Essentials, we spoke to David Shuster of Managed IT Experts about his experience of going through Cyber Essentials certification with CyberAggress.

The first of two CC articles centred around the Cyber Essentials scheme

We've recently developed overviews of Scotland’s progress in some of the biggest IT/tech industries. This week it's an infographic looking at Scottish FinTech.

Scottish FinTech Infographic from Company Connecting

Scottish Healthcare and Digital Health Infographic

ScotGov recently requested information on Scottish eHealth: to understand any IT industry there's nowhere better to look than Company Connecting's data.

Company Connecting's Scottish Healthcare and Digital Health infographic: response to ScotGov's recent request for information on digital health.

Company Connecting produce Infographic of Scottish Digital Health Info; Skills, Sector, Location and more

Company Connecting brings you an updated infographic of IT Companies working in Healthcare and Digital Health.

UK Scottish Digital Health IT Healthcare companies infographic

Edinburgh IT Companies: The 2017 Infographic Series from Company Connecting

 Edinburgh IT Companies Infographic using CC data to provide real insight into some exciting work going on within Edinburgh's IT & Tech industry

We've taken a look at the IT companies that fall within the City of Edinburgh council area, which is particularly known for its finance sector.

Title image for the Company Connecting infographic on IT companies. Edinburgh Castle