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January 1, 2017  12:28 PM

2017 – When Brexit from “Ever Closer Union” morphed into creating a Confederation.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, data breach notification, digerati, European Union, Uncategorized

January is the time for predictions. A forecast is "the pretence of knowing what would have happened if what does happen hadn't". A prediction is much more "scientific". Those in this blog are based on privileged access to an...

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February 14, 2014  6:25 PM

The thefts from Tesco customers help illustrate the uselessness of Data Breach Notification

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
customer, data breach notification, Data protection, directive, European Union, NSA, PICTFOR, regulation, Security, Tesco

According to press cover the recent theft of vouchers from 2000 Tesco on-line customers was based on the collation of data already available over the darker parts of the Internet. So what should Tesco have notified, to whom, under the EU...


October 14, 2013  4:58 PM

Who made the most difference to the cyber security world in 2013?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, data breach notification, Edward Snowden, Information security, Outsourcing, Snowden, USIS

Last week I was among those asked for nominations for candidates who had made the most difference to the world of information security in 2103. There can be only one candidate.

He reminded us of three core security messages:
•    People are the key:...


March 25, 2013  12:56 PM

“The most common method of stealing identities appeared to be data breach notification”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Data breach, data breach notification, europeanunion, Fraud, Identity theft, Money laundering, social security number

I am indebted to Dave Birch's blog for the link to an excellent ZDnet report on a


July 8, 2011  10:53 AM

From phone hacking to spearphishing: we need to tackle the present not the past

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, data breach notification, Motorman, Mulcaire, Ofcom, phone hacking

I have just watched the Press Conference from Number 10.

I was unexpectedly impressed by the performance of the Prime Minister. I knew he was a good performer - but I did not appreciate just how good a performer. I was impressed by the content and clarity of...


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