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.

After our recent cyber security focus looking at one way small businesses can become secure: Our infographic provides a summary of the industry.

Cyber Security Word Cloud accompanying the Company Connecting infographic on IT companies working in Cyber Security

At 7 Elements, we manage security incidents for our clients that cover a broad spectrum of threats, from highly capable advanced persistent threats through to opportunistic and untargeted attacks using commonly available exploit code.

All incidents are unique, as such, 7 Elements believe that a flexible approach is required to ensure that the response to an incident is proportional and fit for purpose. Each incident will vary in terms of the technical capability, size of response and the forensic rigour required to deal with it effectively.

Photograph of David Stubley, CEO of 7 Elements and author of this article: Are you prepared for your next Cyber Security Incident?

Holistic Integrated Cyber-Physical or Industrial Cyber Security

Cevn Vibert has already contributed two fantastic articles to Company Connecting’s continuing Cyber Security Month. His first two articles focused on a career in Cyber Security, and Cyber Security for Industry. Continuing with the theme of protecting industry, Cevn has drafted a detailed and...

This is the third in our series of articles from Cyber Security expert Cevn Vibert. This week Cevn goes beyond Cyber Security and back to security basics e.g. physical security for control centres.

Industrial silos picture accompanying the Company Connecting article Holistic Integrated Cyber-Physical or Industrial Cyber Security

“We are all going to die!” was the repeated phrase at a recent Cyber Security Conference Key note address by Eugene Kaspersky of Kaspersky Labs. He said it tongue in check as most of the presentations at Cyber Conferences are doom and gloom.

Industrial Region

Watch our 70 second overview to Malware. A new video from Company Connecting as part of our spotlight on Cyber Security across the month of October. This video focuses on Malware and is bound to be of interest to professionals working in the field and those with an interest in Cyber Security.

Company Connecting Malware Video

Continuing our spotlight on Cyber Security, here is another high level overview of a significant Cyber Security threat, 'Malware'. This video is bound to be of interest to both professionals working in the Cyber Security industry, as well as those with a more general interest in the field....

Career Advice for Industrial Cyber Security

Cevn Vibert has spent 25 years working in specialities across the field of Cyber Security, from advisory boards, industrial cyber security, emergency management and situational awareness, to critical infrastructure protection.

Company Connecting spoke to Cevn to see what insights he could...

Cevn Vibert has spent 25 years working in specialities across the field of Cyber Security, from advisory boards, industrial cyber security, emergency management and situational awareness, to critical infrastructure protection. Company Connecting spoke to Cevn to see what insights he could provide for both those already working in Cyber Security and those considering a role in the field.

Career Advice for Industrial Cyber Security Cevn Vibert for Company Connecting

James Holland interviewed Doug Sampson who is the Founder and CEO of Soteritech based in Virginia, USA. Doug is a graduate of Cornell University and is passionate about Cyber Security. He cites the recent hack of over 500 million Yahoo user accounts and the potentially damaging effects on the individuals as a major motivator in his work. 

Image of two screens of the data accompanying the interview on Cyber Security with Doug Samspon of Soteritech, Virginia, USA