When IT Meets Politics:

November, 2019


November 30, 2019  8:05 PM

Your election choice: Protectionist Stagflation or Radical (Technology enabled) Change

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Conservative, digital, green, Labour, Libdem, Skills, Uncategorized

Without radical change, particularly to our education and training system to give our current and future workforce the skills of the future, that future is bleak, who-over wins on December 12th. Thec Conservative spending plans are ambitious. They require much more than the Brexit Dividend from...

November 24, 2019  1:46 PM

Labour breaks an emerging consensus on Broadband Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Conservative, fibre, Labour, manifesto

Unrealistic targets versus re-creating the BT Monopoly?  

Boris Johnson set the pace for the current Broadband debate back in June . His


November 14, 2019  12:27 PM

Has ISOC sold .Org for 30 pieces of silver? – Update 15th November

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
digital identity, ICANN, IETF, IPv6, ISOC, ITU

Since I posted this there have been many entries on an impassioned ISOC discussion thread. So far I draw three main conclusions:

  1. Democratic accountability is alien to ISOC. It has long been structured as a top down organisation, living off the revenues from .org, , with multiple groups...


November 5, 2019  6:44 PM

Making sense of the current UK Cybersecurity Skills scene

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

Your opportunity to catch up

Next week (12th November) I look forward to catching up with what is happening on the UK cybersecurity skills scene at the first Digital Policy Alliance review meeting since I


November 3, 2019  5:49 PM

Insurability is the key to Cybermaturity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

Computer users spend over £150 billion a year on products and services that do not always protect them and their customers from on-line attack and fraud. They spend barely £7 billion on cyber insurance for when they fail.  By contrast spend on fire protection and fire insurance are about the...


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