When IT Meets Politics:

cybersecurity


January 6, 2020  2:34 PM

Will 2020 be the year that politicians bring the Internet to heel?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Angela Merkel", Cybercrime, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, G20, Internet, OECD

The mounting pressures from Governments around the world

The pressures to apply the “normal rule of law” to the on-line world are local, regional and global: from the

December 19, 2019  7:37 PM

20,000 new police will not make UK law enforcement fit for the Internet Age

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Internet, police

The Times has again revealed the scale of the UK problem with tackling cyber-facilitated fraud . But most mainstream crime (from gang violence and rape to burglary) now has an on-line...


September 12, 2019  1:43 PM

A Cybercommunity Safety Partnership to address On-line Harms and Abuse

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, cybersecurity

We need a coalition of the willing to preserve confidence in the safety of the on-line world.

I am attempting to convene a local Community Safety Partnership, using voluntary co-operation between community...


May 31, 2019  8:12 PM

Passing the baton on Cybersecurity Skills

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CompTIA, cybersecurity, DPA, ISACA, Skills

This year will be the first time I visit Infosec with no agenda. Or to be more precise I will have a Community Safety rather than a Cybersecurity Skills Agenda. This has caused me to take a cool look at what has happened and what has not over the past decade. It has also caused me to consider what...


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,...


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