When IT Meets Politics:

January, 2016


January 31, 2016  2:08 PM

More CISOs looking to recruit cyber-security trainers than leaders, analysts, engineers or testers

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
PGI

I have often said our IT skills crises is not of skills, but of employers who train and have been looking at why that is. Evidence is emerging that the shortage of trainers is a...

January 28, 2016  11:08 AM

BDUK “state aid” to be brought into line with EU law and good practice

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, BT, BT21CN, iGov, LINX, nga, Procurement

Thee is much to be welcomed in the BDUK "focused market engagement" exercise to get views, by 24th February, from Local Authorities and Network Operators on the replacement for its previous...


January 23, 2016  10:15 AM

“The BIG Issue” – can DCMS safely ignore over 120 MPs protesting over constituency broadba[n]d

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Arqiva, Bristol, BT, CMA, EE, Gigaclear

The British Infrastructure Group report publicised in the Daily Telegraph today uses available data (assembled by the House of Commons Library)...


January 10, 2016  1:35 PM

Investigatory Powers and Civil Liberties in practice: “Think of Cicero as Al Capone’s Pocket Lawyer”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Governance, IOCA, privacy, RIPA, Surveillance

My blog yesterday on the Scrambling for Safety event has been criticised for focusing on governance and safeguards rather than the powers themselves. Perhaps I should explain why....


January 9, 2016  12:19 PM

What is at stake with the Investigatory Powers Bill?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Edward Snowden, Facebook, Fl, Investigatory, NCA, Powers, Shapeshifting

I want to begin by thanking Ross Anderson for reminding me to attend the recent Scrambling for Safety event on the Investigatory Powers Bill. I will not try to reprise the full event, I recommend


January 4, 2016  6:43 PM

UK Digital Strategy – two weeks to give your views on how the UK will cross “the next frontier”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Cabinet office, DCMS, Defra, Digital strategy, RAeGDS, Skills


On the 29th December, while most of the world's digital leaders were off-line , Ed Vaizey called for inputs to digitalstrategy@culture.gov.uk...


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