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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...

March 24, 2018  12:55 PM

Is the Facebook furore another piece of Fake News

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DPA, IETF, ISOC

The story of how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data collected by an Academic intermediary to supposedly help Remain "steal" the UK referendum campaign and Trump "steal" the US...


December 6, 2016  9:44 PM

MPs understand IT better than IT Professional understand politics

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, DPA, Eurim, GCHQ, GDPR, PICTFOR, Pitcom

Bryan Glick has just written


August 9, 2016  8:09 PM

Did Ofcom bottle it against the Premier league? Or did it have its priorities right?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, DPA, Ofcom, PIA, Sky

Ofcom has ended its investigation into the Premier League contracts. It has been widely accused of


August 5, 2016  6:51 PM

Lifting the Brexit recession with Full Fibre Broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, BT, DPA, FCS, Openreach, Socitm

This week has seen a variety of calls to use infrastructure investment prevent the UK from sliding into a post Brexit recession. Most of the suggestions, (except possibly for an extra runway at Gatwick and restarting the electrification of the Northern railways), are unlikely to produce any...


May 12, 2016  3:01 PM

Help Sadiq Khan deliver a safer and more secure on-line London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DPA, Eurim, Fintech, GCHQ, Google, HMG, ippr, NCFTA, SARS, scareware

Sadiq Khan's manifesto for "A Safer and More Secure London" contains many worthy promises, including to, "Develop a cyber security strategy, led by the Chief Digital officer I will appoint, working with the police and security...


December 9, 2015  7:25 PM

Will Investigatory Powers Bill apply to all those who are tracking your movements?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Apple, Blood, DPA, Eurim, Google, iot

Those who drool over the wonders of Big Data and Internet of Things should take a look at the video of the "Looking for You" campaign piloted by Battersea Dogs Home at Westfield Shopping Centre. Those...


July 23, 2015  12:13 PM

Is Big Data leakage the new Asbestosis: uninsurable? If so ….

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Asbestosis, Big Data, cloud, Cyber, Cyber-catastgrophe, DPA, Google, IBM, Information security, oil, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, reinsurance

There is a growing gulf between those who think insurers should give discounts to those who  follow "best information security practice" (whatever that is) and underwriters who have been burned by breaches at US retailers (for example) with supposedly "mature" approaches to security. "Cyber" is...


May 1, 2015  1:38 PM

When politics meets IT: the gulf between the people and the techies

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AT&T, Broadband, BT, Conservative, DPA, ICANN, IETF, IIC, Internet safety, ISOC, Labour, Liberal, manifesto, s, Socitm, Strategy, Technology, Website

The technical press and industry lobbyists appear to be living on a different planet to most voters when it comes to assessing what the election will mean for on-line...


December 18, 2014  10:15 AM

Christmas indigestion for online retailers: what is the effect of pan-EU VAT regime?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brussels, Cross-Border, DPA, EU, European Union, GS1, Ukraine, VAT

If you have not yet read any of the arguments over what the new pan-EU VAT regime means for UK-based on-line retailers (large, small or micro) or are wondering how it will be implemented...


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