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September 5, 2017  8:15 AM

Learning from success: the Plymouth Cybersecurity Skills Partnership

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, CREST, cybersecurity, Fraud, IAAC, iot, NCFTA, Piracy, telecare

On September 12th the Digital Policy Alliance will review progress (including lessons learned) with its pilot local Cybersecurity Skills Partnership. The meeting will also include contributions on the current state of the UK’s national security skills programmes and discussion on how to join...

September 23, 2016  6:41 PM

The 50% e-Crime rise and Yahoo revelations show how right the CMS Select Committee was

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Analytics, Big Data, Brexit, cybersecurity, e-crime, Yahoo

In July we learned that 10% of the UK population have been the victims of e-Crime - albeit nearly always reimbursed, having "only" suffered the hassle of a refused card and a couple of days struggle...


September 12, 2016  1:28 PM

What pool of top cybersecurity talent? It does not exist.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, information, Security, talent

I was struck by a recent bleat that


February 17, 2015  10:04 AM

Will Government Verify survive the impending cybersecurity skills crisis?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.gov.uk, Compliance, Crapband, crisis, cybersecurity, digichampz, e-skills, IAM, ICAEW, Skills, Verify

Few outside the community of those obsessed with digital identity will keep up to date with postings and comments on  the Gov.UK Identity Assurance Blog  but a regular reader recently drew my attention to a recent posting, on "


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 21, 2014  10:38 AM

2015: The Year of the Compliance-Created Cyber Confidence Collapse?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, CIPD, cloud, CPHC, cyberbabble, cybersecurity, European Commission, Fraud, FUD, IAAC, IAM, iBYOD, Information security, precognition, SASIG, Skills, Verify

We are bombarded with messages to promote new security technologies when most organisations the lack skills to make effective use of existing products and services to protect themselves and their customers against fraud and abuse. Too many compete for supposedly competant and experienced experts,...


February 25, 2013  1:45 PM

Will the EU Cybersecurity Directive do more good than harm?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Davos, directive, EIF, ENISA, European Commission, European Union, Europol, IGF, ITU, PICTFOR

Cybersecurity is fashionable. Everyone must have an initiative: from the dozens of fragmented and competing schemes across the tribes of Whitehall, Washington or the Berlaymont , through the IGF and ITU, to the


February 29, 2012  8:24 PM

Can you block a website? Or are there better ways of addressing undesirable content?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, deep packet inspection, Eurim, European Commission

Over the past year we have seen mounting calls for Internet Traffic to be filtered in order to improve cybersecurity, protect intellectual property, tackle terrorism or ensure children are not exposed to adult content.  The success of the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


November 1, 2011  10:50 AM

When the Cybersecurity S**t Hits the Fan

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, e-skills, INTNO, Skills

I have spent much of the past year trying to stimulate the supply of training for when the cybersecurity skills crisis breaks. But the new courses organised by those who listened have not sold. Various reasons have been given - mainly to do with headcounts and training budgets being cut,...


May 25, 2011  5:53 PM

UK finally ratifies the convention on cybercrime

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Convention, Cybercrime, cybersecurity

Today's communique on UK-US co-operation on Cyberspace, see below for fulltext, includes the news that UK has finally ratified the convention on cybercrime. There are three views on this.

1) This is a long overdue of an obstacle to UK-based co-operation against on-line...


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