When IT Meets Politics:


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...

March 30, 2011  12:03 PM

Rationalising the slew of semi-incompatible Information and Identity Governance proposals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, ethics, ETICA, IFIP, Information governance, innovation, politics

Tomorrow I am due to help open the first discussion at the ETICA conference in Brussels on bringing together Ethics, Innovation and Politics. I have been piggy-in-the-middle...

December 10, 2010  9:19 AM

From Wild West to Western Front : the evolution of Cybersecurity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, cybersecurity, Hacker, honker, Internet, ISSA, PWC

"The Internet used to be compared to the WIld West, the lawless frontier; now it is more like the Western Front, a massive, unrestricted battlefield. Geopolitics is putting your data in the firing line." So concludes an article by Allan...

0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

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...

November 21, 2010  12:45 PM

What really happens when IT meets politics

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, PhD

So you want to get a PhD in political science  helps bring out the difference between ICT nerds and policy wonks. Reminded me of the description of a modern degree in Electrical Engineering "wall to wall mathematics with a project...

November 1, 2010  8:56 AM

Cybersecurity in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Eurim, FIPR, ID cards, Information governance, No2ID

I spent the week-end reviewing forward political agendas, including for information and identity governance. I skipped the No2ID celebrations over the end of ID cards. That was partly because I believe in the value of locally issued residents' cards, linked to properly validated electoral...

October 26, 2010  2:11 PM

Joining up training and immigration policy in time for the 2011 Cybersecurity Skills crisis

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
crisis, cybersecurity, Skills, Sustainable

A crisis in the supply of cybersecurity skills looks set to peak next spring as players compete for staff to deliver what they have contracted for 2012. The financial services industry is increasingly recruiting from...

October 22, 2010  3:47 PM

Count down to Chaos – can we still meet the challenges of 2012

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, cybersecurity, Eurim

Cybersecurity is one of the four Tier One threats identified in the new UK Security Policy. We have 18 months to get fit for purpose before the Olympics when the threats of overload and attack come together. Our broadband networks are too full of...

November 21, 2009  7:01 PM

The fight for Cybersecurity alias Cyberwarfare Budgets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybermilitia, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, e-crime

David Lacey's blog on The New Art of Warfare gave me pause for thought....

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: