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.

Throughout October Company Connecting is publishing a number of articles, videos and infographics on Cyber security.

Watch our 50 second introduction to Cyber Security.


The first slide in our anaimated introduction to the Company Connecting introduction to Cyber Security

‘Various studies over the past decade have demonstrated that many people could easily be manipulated to reveal their password in exchange for something as simple as a bar of chocolate.’

Turning our attention this month to cyber security we interviewed Michelle Govan on what we can expect from this sector.

picture of a lock accompanying the article Cyber Security and Education: an interview with Michelle Govan of University of the West of Scotland

This week at Company Connecting we are focusing on Digital Health, an emerging discipline which involves the use of IT and communication technology to improve the lives of patients and the effectiveness of various treatments by health practitioners.

Image of a doctor looking at information accompanying the Company Connecting article IT Companies in the Healthcare and Digital health sectors: A Company Connecting Infographic

Continuing with our series of Company Connecting infographics, our infographic this week covers a number of related areas i.e. IT companies working in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D, Animation, GIS, 3D Visualisation and Graphics. Out of our database of 3,400+ companies there are 226 working in these specialist areas.

image of the sectors companies are involved in accompanying the infographic and article IT Companies with Augmented Reality, 3D, GIS and other related skills

Our infographic this week is IT companies who work in the area of Content Management for Websites. Of the 3,300+ IT companies on Company Connecting, 335 have skills in the area of Content Management Systems (CMS). This can be anything from OpenSource CMS such as Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla to bespoke CMS. 

Word Cloud showing the skills of companies who work in the area of Content Managed Websites

The subject of our infographic this week is IT companies who work in the SEO space. It accompanies our interactive map showing where these companies are located.  Of the 3,300+ IT companies on Company Connecting, 256 have SEO skills. 

Word Cloud of all the skills that IT Companies with SEO skills have

Our infographic this week is IT companies who work in the Cyber Security space. It accompanies our interactive map showing where these companies are located. Of the 3,300+ IT companies on Company Connecting, 147 have Cyber Security skills

Word Cloud of the additional skills that IT companies providing Cyber security services offer

This interactive map accompanies our infographic of IT companies with Cyber Security skills on Company Connecting. We have completed the research on companies in Scotland and Cambridgeshire. The top cities are Cambridge, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We continue with the research and at the same time companies are registering to update their company profiles, and use the search facility.

Map of where the IT companies on Company Connecting with Cyber skills are located

IT Companies Cyber Security Skills Infographic and Interactive Map

This week we take a look at IT companies working in the Cyber Security space. We completed loading the information on 2,300+ IT companies in Scotland onto Company Connecting sometime ago. We are adding data for the rest of the UK all the time, and currently have 884 companies in England.


Looking for IT Companies or just want to know what sort of IT skills are available and where?

We have researched more than 10,000 companies to get the information on the 3,300+ companies we have on our Company Connecting database. We completed the research on the Scottish IT companies some time ago. Recently we have concentrated on the Cambridgeshire area, and at the same time IT companies from elsewhere in the UK and overseas have registered and updated their company profiles.

Company Connecting word cloud of the skills for all the IT companies on our database