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November 22, 2010  12:45 PM

Why are our systems so vulnerable: the cybersecurity bandwagon

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEOP, CSOC, cybersecurity, OCSIA, PCEU, SCADA, Technology, Wave

My inbox has recently been full of invitations to cybersecurity events, albeit those targeted at public sector users use the words "information assurance" and those targeted at the private sector use the words "information security". "Data protection" is passe, except...

May 26, 2010  10:27 AM

Sad to see BECTA go – but DESc had killed it decades ago

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BECTA, CEOP, Childnet, co-opetition, RBC

BECTA was the last reincarnation of the Micro-electronics Support Unit, created to support the DTI Micros in Schools programme which I had written into the policy proposals of both Conservative and Labour parties in 1979. The original proposal was for ten times the hardware...

December 12, 2009  10:46 AM

Who trusts who and what over the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEOP, cyberghettoes, Eurim

Last monday the EURIM E-Crime Group, chaired by the Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, discussed progress and plans for the formation of the E-Crime Reduction Partnership and how the various communities of information systems and security...

March 18, 2008  8:58 AM

Close the E-crime Safe Haven – Blog by The Earl of Erroll

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEOP, Cybercrminals, e-crime, Soca

The authors of the House of Lords Select Committee report on Personal Internet Safety are seeking comment on the Government Response with a view to doing a follow up exercise. The Earl of Erroll, explains why, in this "guest blog".

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