When IT Meets Politics:

September, 2013

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September 25, 2013  8:39 AM

Why cyber security should be at the heart of your marketing strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Apple, Barclays, cyberwarfare, Darknet, experian, Garlik, Google, Information security, Microsoft, RBS, Security

I recently spoke at a financial services event organised by Wave on the need to rethink data protection and information security strategies. My start point was that the common...

September 21, 2013  11:17 AM

By their comments shall ye know them. Does hypocrisy rule the future of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, censorship, ICANN, IETF, IGF, ITU, Mumsnet, Pornography, UKIGF

I have just been looking at the responses to a Daily Telegraph Article on the supposed plans of banks and card companies to block payments to those porn...

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September 20, 2013  9:18 AM

The day the internet stopped – revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Blackout, Edward Snowden, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, Internet, ITU, Resilience, Security, Surveillance

Yesterday's comments on the problems some faced when downloading the new Apple Operating system provoked interesting comment in the Washington Post -


September 18, 2013  1:16 PM

Brazil raises the stakes over the future of online world

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, Bilderberg, Brazil, Dubai, Washington, WCIT

It is interesting that the Western Press has given so little cover to the Brazilian President's decision to postpone her visit to Washington as a result of the Snowden revelations . Brazil was amongst those who voted in...


September 17, 2013  9:36 AM

How do you get main board buy-in for your Cyber Security Policy: Three “easy” steps

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
consultants, Information security, Internet safety, Netsafe, Organization, Phishing, Policy, Security

I recently blogged on the value of using fairy tales to help educate children on Internet Safety. I have also promised to publish my script on why cybersecurity should be part of...


September 14, 2013  7:36 AM

Would you trust your children to the babysitter from hell? The issues of online safety

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Babysitting, Childnet, Children, Internet safety, Rapunzel, trolls

One of the current drivers for censoring the Internet is the need to not only protect children from predators but also from confusing "healthy affection" with "physical abuse", as a result of being exposed to "adult" content before they are ready to understand the difference. I pick my words...


September 13, 2013  5:29 PM

Terminate the patent trolls before they succeed in destroying the future of the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Bilderberg, BlackBerry, Columba, ConservativeHome, Edward Snowden, FAST, Google, IGF, Intellectual property, IPR, ITU, NTP, Palantir, Patent, WCIT

The levies paid by the developing world to US patent trolls helped secure the support of most of world (counting


September 12, 2013  1:02 PM

The Internet’s Broken Promises – Is Balkanisation Inevitable?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, Balkanization, Edward Snowden, Google

In my previous blog I discussed the overall cost of US-based surveillance operations, including the commercial impact of Edward...

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September 9, 2013  12:25 PM

Never have so many charged so much to keep tabs on so few: what is the “real” cost of PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CCTV, cloud, Facebook, GCHQ, Google, IETF, Internet of Things, Internet security, IPv6, NSA, scrambls, twitter, Yahoo

I recently read a New York Times article on how the US drug enforcement surveillance database supposedly dwarfs that of the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 9, 2013  12:04 PM

Is Universal Credit on the right track?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, bermudatriangle, howardshiplee, NAO, PAC, PASC, Universal Credit

The publication of the PASC report on Civil Service Reform, "Truth to Power" , a day after the  the NAO report on the...


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