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Bletchley


February 24, 2015  11:23 AM

If you want better security – employ women. If you want to win the cyberwar – employ women

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Abwehr, Bletchley, CPNI, D-Day, Enigma

 

"One of the messages from President Obama's recent cybersecurity...

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July 21, 2014  10:39 AM

Why does the Bletchley Park Trust wish to airbrush Colossus out of history?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Bletchley, Colossus, GCHQ, guardian, museum, national museum of computing, privacy, Spycatcher, Surveillance

The Daily Mail press cover for the visit of the Duchess of Cambridge to Bletchley
includes a photograph of


May 17, 2014  5:04 PM

Why an all girls team is likely to win the cybersecurity challenge – if any enter.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Abwehr, Bletchley, Enigma, GCHQ, Google, Security careers

The press cover for the first of the 2014 Cybersecurity Challenge competitions in Wired and the BBC...


May 12, 2014  12:02 PM

A suitable job for a woman: fund raising exercise for Bletchley TNMOC educational programmes

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, Colossus, Cryptanalysis, Education, national museum of computing, TNMOC

I have blogged before on the unfortunate separation of the National Museum of Computing (home of 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 27, 2014  6:41 PM

Correction: The Bletchley Crypto and Sigint operations were only 73% female

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, Bombe, Careers, Collossus, CRYPTO, GCHQ, Information security, NSA, SIGINT, Women

My blog describing Bletchley as where "Women won the War" has, not surprisingly, come in for some flack, including the numbers. The "


February 11, 2014  7:57 PM

The irony of exposing state surveillance between 70th birthday of Colossus and Safer Internet Day

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, Colossus, Edward Snowden, Facebook, Google, guardian, Microsoft, national museum of computing

The commentators responding to the Guardian press cover for the launch of Glenn Greenwald's anti NSA website,


February 6, 2014  10:59 AM

Men fight over Bletchley Park: where women won the war.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Bletchley, Colossus, FIPR, national museum of computing, Testery, Tunny

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June 27, 2012  4:59 PM

Why are we basing surveillance policy on myth and legend?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, bletchleypark, GCHQ, RIPA, Shark, U-boat, USA Patriot Act

I have blogged before on the reluctance of both sides to admit to allow reality to enter current debate on surveillance policy. In one of my subsequent


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