When IT Meets Politics:

May, 2017


May 27, 2017  7:05 PM

Are WTO rules better than a bad Brexit deal?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, GDPR, ITU

I have just been reading a piece by a former WTO Deputy Director General on

May 27, 2017  6:45 PM

BA systems collapse after offshoring adds context to “freedom of movement”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The collapse of the systems which British Airways outsourced to India after making a thousand or so UK IT staff redundant helps put the debate over freedom of movement into context.


May 21, 2017  9:39 AM

Looking behind the Digital Manifesto Bingo

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Digital skills, Labour, Libdem, techUK

I have been reading the Tech UK responses to the party manifestos. Their caution reflects the concerns of their larger members, particularly of currently dominant ISPs,...


May 18, 2017  9:37 AM

Royal Mail Plans to work with Post Office to recapture Internet Delivery from White Van man

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

I am delighted to report progress since I blogged on Royal Mail's failure to organise local collection points to replace sorting offices it was planning to close.  I have received an...


May 17, 2017  6:32 PM

Royal Mail plans to recapture Internet Delivery from White Van Man?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

I am delighted to report progress since I blogged on Royal Mail's failure to organise local collection points to replace sorting offices it was planning to close.  I have received an...


May 17, 2017  1:43 PM

Ransomware plague exposes irrelevance of GDPR

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"British Airways", Authentication, Brexit, Encryption, Fraud, GDPR, NHS, Ransomware, RBS, Resilience

The vulnerability of parts of the United Kingdom's National Health Service to a piece of not-very-sophisticated ransomware was, in no small part, a consequence of the current obsession with the  priority given to the protection...


May 15, 2017  12:16 PM

Exploiting “Fake News” – GCHQ and the Cyber Cartel

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrime, FIPR, GCHQ, NCA, NHS, privacy, Surveillance, Windows 7, XP

It is now apparent, from sources like the FIPR alerts, that the damage inflicted on NHS systems by Wannacry was much more localised than at first...


May 13, 2017  1:01 PM

An incident waiting to happen – the cyber-crippling of the NHS

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GCHQ, NHS, NHSIA, NPfIT, Passwords, Ransomware

The crippling of over 40 NHS trusts by a repackaged piece of elderly ransomware has been used by security consultants to peddle a variety of remedies, such as following better password or...


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