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October 14, 2013  4:58 PM

Who made the most difference to the cyber security world in 2013?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, data breach notification, Edward Snowden, Information security, Outsourcing, Snowden, USIS

Last week I was among those asked for nominations for candidates who had made the most difference to the world of information security in 2103. There can be only one candidate.

He reminded us of three core security messages:
•    People are the key:...

September 25, 2013  8:39 AM

Why cyber security should be at the heart of your marketing strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Apple, Barclays, cyberwarfare, Darknet, experian, Garlik, Google, Information security, Microsoft, RBS, Security

I recently spoke at a financial services event organised by Wave on the need to rethink data protection and information security strategies. My start point was that the common...


September 17, 2013  9:36 AM

How do you get main board buy-in for your Cyber Security Policy: Three “easy” steps

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
consultants, Information security, Internet safety, Netsafe, Organization, Phishing, Policy, Security

I recently blogged on the value of using fairy tales to help educate children on Internet Safety. I have also promised to publish my script on why cybersecurity should be part of...


August 26, 2013  12:01 PM

Which should concern us more: lack of privacy or lack of resilience?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Apple, awareness, Big Data, Cloud Computing, competition, Compliance, confidence, cyberbullying, Google, IET, Information security, Microsoft, On-line, scareware, trust, UK, WCIT

The rash of stories about state surveillance and


August 5, 2013  4:11 PM

Has Edward Snowden revealed anything new: US support for GCHQ goes back to 1941

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Britons, guardian, Information security, Internet, NSA

The revelation in the Guardian that the US is co-funding GCHQ surveillance programmes comes as a surprise only to those who still believe the myth that we plucky Britons broke the German...


June 20, 2013  10:50 AM

A bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theory related to the non-story that is PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Facebook, FBI, FISA, GCHG, Google, Information security, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, Yahoo

I love a good conspiracy theory.  It should have sufficient by way of checkable references to have a veneer of credibility while pandering to the prejudices of the listeners. The more that  emerges about "PRISM", the more it appears to be a non-story. If it is correct that 


June 17, 2013  5:43 PM

Is the EU Network and Information Security Directive a bigger threat than Al Qaeda?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, CERT, Cyber security, EU, Facebook, Google, Information security, NIS, Prism

The objectives of the Network and Information Security Directive are laudable but the approach does not fit with the


May 24, 2013  8:44 AM

Tell UKIP that it holds the key to the future of EU Network, Information and Cyber security

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Cyber security, European Commission, European Union, Information security, UKIP

Let me explain why UKIP MEPs (and their allies in other member states) may well determine the future of EU Internet regulation and what is at...


April 2, 2013  2:08 PM

How relevant is UK Cyber Strategy to the Cyberbattles of recent weeks

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CESG, Cyber security, Cyberbunker, egypt, GCHQ, Google, Information security, information society, NAO, Spamhaus

Yesterday I blogged on the consequences of the recent cyber battles between 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 12, 2013  12:52 PM

How do we rebuild confidence in digital data (Big or Little) without trusted physical inspection

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
consultants, Hamburger, Information security, Internet security, Public sector, Security, trust

The discussion this morning on the Today Programme between Deborah Hallett from 90% and Lord Haskins, former chairman of Northern Foods illustrated why the public should not trust what the food they buy from those who rely on purely...


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