infosec - 11 articles

June 22, 2024
We continue our 2019 infographic series on tech companies with a look at 485 tech companies that have skills in security / infosec. Company Connecting has details of 4,700 tech companies on its database of which 3,000 are in Scotland. So about 10% of the tech companies have some cyber security /infosec skills. We always find Cyber ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Company Connecting continues to look at different ways of representing the details of tech companies on our database. The map below provides information on companies by size and location. Clicking on each of the dots will provide further  details i.e. city, year formed, age, region, size, council, company type, company status, and Company Connecting reference. This ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Cyber security breaches have been on the increase in the past couple years There is no sign of cyber security breaches slowing down as we move deeper into the information age. Nearly half of all UK businesses have reported cyber security breaches in the last 12 months.  But what is cyber security? It can be ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Company Connecting has published a number of articles and videos on Cyber Security which reflect the many different facets of security today. Our infographic provides a summary of the type of information we hold at Company Connecting. The infographic compares IT companies providing Cyber Security products and services with all the IT & telecoms companies in Scotland. IT companies ... Read more
June 22, 2024
It seemed apt to write my first post here on a topic which is becoming increasingly important for businesses: the risk of ransomware. RansomwareJust as a perpetrator may hold a physical person or thing to ransom, the same applies to a company’s data assets and information. Documents, images and other files are encrypted by ransomware ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Cybersecurity and, more broadly, issues connected with cyberspace, have risen to the rank of strategic, global challenges. On the one hand, over the last few decades we have witnessed unprecedented opportunities for general development: economic, political, social, and individual. On the other, we are now facing completely new categories of threats, with potentially catastrophic consequences. ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Today we continue Professor Bill Buchanan’s Something to Hide series with a look at the anonymous browser Tor T – TorThe Web traces a wide range of information, including user details from cookies, IP addresses, and even user behaviour (with user fingerprints). This information can be used to target marketing to users, and also is ... Read more
June 22, 2024
We continue Professor Bill Buchanan’s Something to Hide series with a look at the messaging service Telegram. T – TelegramA recent example, too, revolves around the usage of encrypted messaging applications. While WhatsApp has been getting much of the press in the UK, it is Telegram which is currently the focus of attention in areas such as ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Professor Bill Buchanan of Napier University has written a series of articles for Company Connecting on Cyber Crime and the challenges that Digital Forensic Investigators face. Yesterday we looked at vishing. Over the next three days we look at tools utilised by those wishing to remain anonymous i.e. Tails, Telegram and Tor. We start with the operating system ... Read more
June 22, 2024
Introduction and BackgroundProviding a fixed definition for “information threat” is challenging because there is no acceptable definition. As a result, in this article we focus on the concept of information threat – factors that can negatively affect the confidentially, integrity and availability (CIA) of data and knowledge. In companies, information is transferred between entities, stored internal ... Read more