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June 17, 2016  11:21 AM

Lack of co-operation on cyber skills costs London more than membership of the EU costs the UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Brexit, Cisco, CompTIA, CREST, IBM, IET, ISACA, London, NCA

I have been asked to change the headline of my blog yesterday on the case for supporting a London Cyber Security Skills...

February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


February 8, 2016  2:12 PM

How do we ensure digital apprenticeships are fit for purpose?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, BCS, CEDMA, Cisco Systems, CompTIA, FE, Google, HE, IBM, Internet of Things, ISEB, Microsoft, OfQual, Oracle, QCF, SFA, Trailblazer, Y2K


The House Of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Enquiry into


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...


June 16, 2014  12:59 PM

There is no shortage of the skills to tackle e-crime, only of employers who train

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
(ISC)2, Access control, AML, Big Data, bribery, co-sourcing, COBIT, Compliace, corruption, CPD, CPNI, CREST, cyberwarfare, dwp, e_Skills, FLSP, Forensics, Fraud, FSB, HMRC, HOMER, IASME, IBM, Identity management, IISP, Information security, IPv4, IPv6, ISACA, ISSA, kyc, NCA, PCI DSS, Qradar, regulation, risk, S4C, SCADA, Security, Skill, Trend

I recently agreed to help e-Skills engage financial services employers in reviewing their


March 29, 2014  8:14 PM

A Digital Strategy for Britain: let market forces replace crapband with a world class mesh.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, Google, IBM

Boatrace_600 (2).jpgThe original definition of broadband was the bandwidth necessary to deliver broadcast quality video to the home by 2002....


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...


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...


August 1, 2011  8:24 AM

Government Shared Services: tunnel vision or myopia: did authors read evidence to PASC enquiry?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IBM, PASC, Shared services

The day after the PASC report "Government IT: a recipe for rip-off"  we have the release of the strategic vision for Government shared Services . The good news is that it is...


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