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August 13, 2019  12:09 PM

A new look at the Cybersecurity Skills Market

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, DCMS, DPA, Eurim, Skills

DCMS to survey the cybersecurity labour market

DCMS has announced  “a second survey of UK businesses, public sector organisations and charities to help understand the UK cyber security...

December 16, 2016  10:36 AM

Lost in the global cesspit of Big Data

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data governance, Eurim

IT events calenders are awash with events on the wonders of "Big Data" but an article by Craig Stedman headed "IT teams take steps to simplify Big Data analytics process" caused me to wonder how far the world has moved on since I spent a year as a financial modelling consultant in the "Management...


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


May 25, 2016  10:01 AM

Hold your nose and vote remain … then get the rats to leave the sinking ship before saving it

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, Eurim, TTIP, Uncategorized

I been asked to come off the fence and state my views on the referendum and reasoning. The most recent Institute of Directors survey indicated that 75% of respondents felt the EU was in serious trouble, possibly even terminal decay, because of over-regulation. I agree. But leaving a sinking ship on...


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...


November 16, 2013  7:42 AM

Who won the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, BSI, business case, Cabinet office, cabinetoffice, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, experian, Fogging, identity, nist, oix, OJEU, RTI, STORK, tScheme, Universal Credit, Verizon

We know who lost in the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy - the taxpayer and the private sector bidders. Who won, apart from the fraudsters?

The fraudsters appear to be looting more from DWP and HMRC than the annual spend of GCHQ (even including that paid for by the...


June 3, 2013  7:57 PM

Doing nothing is not an option: What should be in the new Communications Bill ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, IGF, information society, law, police, terrorism, Yahoo

The press and media cover linking the deaths of April Jones and Tia Sharpe to computer pornography, coming on top of the murder of Lee Rigby means that the political...


March 14, 2013  7:36 AM

If Big Data is the answer, what was the question?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bigdata, Data warehousing, Databases, Eurim, Google, IBM, Xerox

I have just read an article in the Register that puts the current promotion of "Big Data" into perspective: Why its not always that big, nor even that clever .

When I left ICL and joined the Wellcome Foundation...


February 6, 2013  12:48 PM

Millions of lives blighted by toxic Big Data

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Cabinet office, Data quality, Data warehousing, Databases, Eurim, Facebook, Libor, Quant, TED

Big Data and Open Data are fashionable. Collecting and collating large volumes of data for some-one (medical researchers, the security services or sometimes even the general public) to share, search or analyse, will help us find the answer - whatever the...


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