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May 17, 2014  5:04 PM

Why an all girls team is likely to win the cybersecurity challenge – if any enter.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Abwehr, Bletchley, Enigma, GCHQ, Google, Security careers

The press cover for the first of the 2014 Cybersecurity Challenge competitions in Wired and the BBC...

March 27, 2014  6:41 PM

Correction: The Bletchley Crypto and Sigint operations were only 73% female

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, Bombe, Careers, Collossus, CRYPTO, GCHQ, Information security, NSA, SIGINT, Women

My blog describing Bletchley as where "Women won the War" has, not surprisingly, come in for some flack, including the numbers. The "


March 5, 2014  10:30 AM

The social contract behind internet is broken and there is a conspiracy of silence

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Drum, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, guardian, PICTFOR, TCM, Webroot

The long overdue debate on policy towards the all-pervasive surveillance of our on-line activities is finally under way. On Monday morning the Shadow Home Secretary moved on from the "trust us"...

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February 1, 2014  9:38 AM

Everyone is recording what we do over the Internet: why should the NSA and GCHQ be different?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, cyberbullying, Data protection, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, Google, IBM, ICANN, ISOC, Nominet


On February 18th I am due to propose the motion "Nobody is telling the  truth about cyber security - not even when they think they know what the truth is" at a Real Time Club dinner debate.

I do...


January 18, 2014  7:01 AM

Has President Obama just confirmed the status of the Internet as the US on-line Stasi State?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Big Data, CESG, cloud, diginotar, Edward Snowden, Facebook, FOSI, GCHQ, Google, IBM, Mobile, NSA, Outsourcing, RIPA, Safer Internet Day, Surveillance, twitter, Vodafone

The actions announced by President Obama in response to the Snowden revelations have failed to put...


December 12, 2013  6:58 PM

Is there a bigger threat than awareness and compliance which assume attacks are random?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
advanced persistent threat, APT, Brazil, China, Compliance, Consequences, Cybercrime, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, ISSA, SASIG, SCADA, Tempest

In my recent blog on the need for genuine board level education, not just awareness, I promised a guest blog from Lincoln...

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December 12, 2013  11:13 AM

Norwegian noir meets cybercrime: a Snowden age “faction” stocking filler for your CEO

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, CEO, Cyber security, Edward Snowden, eNikita, FBI, GCHQ, guardian, HMRC, McMafia, NSA, Oslo

Last night I had dinner with Carlos Solari, sometime White House CIO and V-P Security for Alcatel-Lucent and CSC, now co-author of


October 28, 2013  5:15 PM

The changing face of the UK On-line World: content and security as well as infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BT, btgroup, DCMS, DPA, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, IGF, ITV, NSA, phone hacking, Sky, Virgin

My previous blog has been criticised for not distinguishing between the narrow thinking of BDUK when it comes to rural broadband and the broader perspective of DCMS at large. The...


October 14, 2013  6:39 PM

Has the Guardian handed the Internet to the United Nations/ITU? Did it mean to?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
9/11, BBC, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, RIPA, Treason

I have been asked what I meant when I asked whether the Guardian had committed treason. Did I mean treason against the UK, or the US? Let me clarify. I meant treason against the...


September 9, 2013  12:25 PM

Never have so many charged so much to keep tabs on so few: what is the “real” cost of PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CCTV, cloud, Facebook, GCHQ, Google, IETF, Internet of Things, Internet security, IPv6, NSA, scrambls, twitter, Yahoo

I recently read a New York Times article on how the US drug enforcement surveillance database supposedly dwarfs that of the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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