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May 15, 2017  12:16 PM

Exploiting “Fake News” – GCHQ and the Cyber Cartel

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrime, FIPR, GCHQ, NCA, NHS, privacy, Surveillance, Windows 7, XP

It is now apparent, from sources like the FIPR alerts, that the damage inflicted on NHS systems by Wannacry was much more localised than at first...

May 13, 2017  1:01 PM

An incident waiting to happen – the cyber-crippling of the NHS

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GCHQ, NHS, NHSIA, NPfIT, Passwords, Ransomware

The crippling of over 40 NHS trusts by a repackaged piece of elderly ransomware has been used by security consultants to peddle a variety of remedies, such as following better password or...


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 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...


November 30, 2015  11:21 AM

Does the Investigatory Powers Bill go far enough?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Data protection, DRIPA, GCHQ, ICR, IPv4, IPv6, ISP, Li-Fi, RIPA, SPOC, Spyware, Surveillance, Wifi

I received the press release for the call for evidence by the Joint Scrutiny...

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November 13, 2015  1:53 PM

Should priority for reform of UK Investigatory Powers be to protect citizens or the state?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GCHQ, Gostery, Wireshark

I spent a lot of time helping organise scrutiny of the original bill to regulate investigatory powers. Despite our efforts the result was deeply flawed. The resultant processes were bureaucratic and sclerotic...


March 19, 2015  12:28 AM

Jim Prideaux points out ambiguity in the Budget statement on the future of Government Verify

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
compromise, Docomo, eIDAS, fake, GCHQ, MI5, SIS

I was working on a posting on the way the budget and the parallel announcement of the Digital Communications Infrastructure strategy   should help transform the climate...


January 15, 2015  10:00 AM

How do we ensure that responses to Hebdo murders do not dishonour 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arndale, Bombing, CESG, EURIM-IPPR, freedom, GCHQ, Interent, IRA, Manchester


The would-be killers of Charlie Hebdo (click here for some of the cartons from the resurrection)
are in danger of achieving their objectives:

•    an...


November 6, 2014  4:21 PM

Who do you trust less with your digital footprint – Your ISP or Your State Security Service?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
consultation, DCMS, GCHQ, Google, Googlette, Govrnance, IETF, Internet, ISOC, ISP, ISPA, Mobile, Roaming, Rockefeller, YouGov

On the eve of the meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force last March, the Conservative Techology Forum held a


July 21, 2014  10:39 AM

Why does the Bletchley Park Trust wish to airbrush Colossus out of history?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Bletchley, Colossus, GCHQ, guardian, museum, national museum of computing, privacy, Spycatcher, Surveillance

The Daily Mail press cover for the visit of the Duchess of Cambridge to Bletchley
includes a photograph of


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