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July 9, 2018  12:06 PM

Guidance today for a 5G/IoT World Tomorrow

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
5G, IET, iot, Planning

IET to address the 5G/IoT Confusopoly A major obstacle to planning today for the world of tomorrow is the confusopoly of current and potential operating systems and standards and the lack of information as to which products and services are intended to be capable of...

August 20, 2015  2:01 PM

Ashley Madison hack illustrates why third party cyber- liability is as uninsurable as IPR theft

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, asbestos, Big Data, celebgate, CEO, CIO, CISO, Cyber insurance, GDS, HMRC, IRS, Target, Verify

A couple of weeks ago I blogged on why insurers regard Big Data as the new asbestos: the source of massive claims triggered by the leakage and legacy of a useful but widely...


July 16, 2015  4:02 PM

Why is Computer Science degree worth 20% of History Degree to a man but twice as much to a woman?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, Digital skills, FE, IT skills, Shortages

As part of the follow up to my first blog on the effects on Digital Skills of the Spring Budget I have been looking at some of the back up material. I began with "Fixing the...

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February 10, 2015  10:30 AM

Who do you trust to retrain existing staff to handle that which you cannot risk to contractors?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AIM, Alex, Apprenticeship, Big Data, Compliance, crisis, cybersecurity, e-skills, GREXIT, NED, risk, SIGINT, Skills, Turnover

January usually sees a sharp rise in recruitment effort across the financial services industry, to replace those leaving at year end or who hand in their notice after the Christmas break. This year recruitment effort is down because of the uncertainties caused by the crash in oil prices and the...


December 8, 2014  10:18 AM

Cost of apprentices cut by 20% + 50% towards update modules. Will this break the log jam?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, e-skills, IT skills, United Kingdom

For nearly forty years most  IT employers have declined to take on trainees or retrain older staff but  have queued up to employ those with two years of more of supposed experience. Only the skills in demand have changed. There is no shortage of talent, only of employers who will work...


September 4, 2014  11:32 AM

Launch of on-line consultation on inputs to the Digital Infrastructure Strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bandwidth, bottlenecks, Broadband, DigreeIT, fixed, Funding, Mobile, Net Neutrality, Planning, rationing, TecQT, traffic

While working through the invitation for the round table I am helping organise on 12th September to help drum up inputs to the consultation on the Digital Infrastructure Strategy I was contacted by Lindsey Annison regarding an exercise to put up an on-line service to enable those unable to get to...


June 16, 2014  12:59 PM

There is no shortage of the skills to tackle e-crime, only of employers who train

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
(ISC)2, Access control, AML, Big Data, bribery, co-sourcing, COBIT, Compliace, corruption, CPD, CPNI, CREST, cyberwarfare, dwp, e_Skills, FLSP, Forensics, Fraud, FSB, HMRC, HOMER, IASME, IBM, Identity management, IISP, Information security, IPv4, IPv6, ISACA, ISSA, kyc, NCA, PCI DSS, Qradar, regulation, risk, S4C, SCADA, Security, Skill, Trend

I recently agreed to help e-Skills engage financial services employers in reviewing their


June 9, 2014  10:50 AM

Using the 1st Cyber Security Challenge “Regional Fun-Fair” to trawl the talent pool

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Compliance, extortion, HR, Information security, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle, risk, sabotage, VMware

I am in the process of revising the interim report of my review of the new Cybersecurity apprenticeship and continuous professional development frameworks from the perspective of...

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January 18, 2014  7:01 AM

Has President Obama just confirmed the status of the Internet as the US on-line Stasi State?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Big Data, CESG, cloud, diginotar, Edward Snowden, Facebook, FOSI, GCHQ, Google, IBM, Mobile, NSA, Outsourcing, RIPA, Safer Internet Day, Surveillance, twitter, Vodafone

The actions announced by President Obama in response to the Snowden revelations have failed to put...


November 16, 2013  7:42 AM

Who won the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, BSI, business case, Cabinet office, cabinetoffice, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, experian, Fogging, identity, nist, oix, OJEU, RTI, STORK, tScheme, Universal Credit, Verizon

We know who lost in the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy - the taxpayer and the private sector bidders. Who won, apart from the fraudsters?

The fraudsters appear to be looting more from DWP and HMRC than the annual spend of GCHQ (even including that paid for by the...


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