When IT Meets Politics:

November, 2011


November 27, 2011  11:19 AM

Are the cybersecurity professionals actually in league with the cybercriminals?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Hyperstagflation, Information security, information technology, Security

I co-chaired a Westminster Media Forum conference on the eve of the announcement of the new UK Cyber Security Strategy and mused on why it is that the cybercriminals find it so much...

November 25, 2011  8:44 PM

Can the tribes of Whitehall implement a co-operative Cybersecurity Strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Home Office, Private sector, Whitehall

The UK Cybersecurity Strategy announced today provides a long overdue linkage between  initiatives led and planned via Home Office, BIS, MOD, Cabinet Office,...


November 18, 2011  8:47 PM

How do DCMS, DECC and Ofcom implementation timetables stack up against up against Treasury plans?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, DCMS, DECC, Fujitsu, GEO, Inca, Ofcom, Smart grid, Smart Metering


November 16, 2011  7:09 PM

Why do 28% of users not deploy a security package?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The Get Safe Online State of the Nation Report makes interesting reading but I am more interested in why 28% of us still do not use anti-virus - and over a third do not switch on the  anti-spam in the packages...


November 11, 2011  7:58 PM

Don’t just cut the ribbon, fuse the fibre

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo


November 1, 2011  10:50 AM

When the Cybersecurity S**t Hits the Fan

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, e-skills, INTNO, Skills

I have spent much of the past year trying to stimulate the supply of training for when the cybersecurity skills crisis breaks. But the new courses organised by those who listened have not sold. Various reasons have been given - mainly to do with headcounts and training budgets being cut,...


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