When IT Meets Politics:

Information security


January 24, 2013  1:22 PM

Your chance to have a say on UK Standards for Information Security Skills

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IISP, Information security

e-Skills has issued an invitation to input into the public consultation for the development of the...

November 6, 2012  9:53 AM

Skyfall – Careers advice for brainiacs plus Ministers/Directors Guide to why Cybersecurity matters

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CESG, Information security, q, Security, Skyfall

Yesterday morning, at the awards ceremony for the Cyber Security Challenge "Can you talk security" competition, our BT host described Skyfall as a blockbuster careers advice...


September 6, 2012  7:55 AM

CESG has indeed produced a readable and succinct “Executive Companion” to Cyber Security

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CESG, CIO, CPNI, Information security, WARPs

Yesterday I questioned whether the new CESG Cybersecurity Guide,


May 31, 2012  10:17 AM

Order now to avoid 300% price hike in on-line IT training fees

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Information security, lockdown, Olympic, On-line, soma

On June 14th the introductory offer of £95 for a years subscription to the e-Skills National Skills Academy for IT come to an end and the price rises to £359, although there will be discounts for multiple subscriptions.

This is great...


December 16, 2011  7:30 PM

Will this be the last censorship-free Internet Christmas?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, copyright, God, Heaven, Hell, Information security, Internet protocol, Jesus, SATAN, YouTube


November 27, 2011  11:19 AM

Are the cybersecurity professionals actually in league with the cybercriminals?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Hyperstagflation, Information security, information technology, Security

I co-chaired a Westminster Media Forum conference on the eve of the announcement of the new UK Cyber Security Strategy and mused on why it is that the cybercriminals find it so...


February 24, 2011  8:05 PM

From On-line Prefects to Cyberwarriors: opening up the career paths of the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, BCS, Careers, CPHC, cyberbullying, cyberchaos, cyberfraudsters, cyberwarriors, Google, Information security, London, Olympics, WCIT

Google has obtained serious publicity for a modest "me too" exercise to train children to help...


February 11, 2011  8:54 PM

How much of your personal data will go on sale as an unnecessary side effect of cost savings

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data Leakage, Data protection, Information security, WEEE

We can expect hundreds of thousands more personal computers and servers being shipped to Third World Countries for "recycling" as a result of Government departments, agencies and their suppliers seeking the cheapest means of disposing of surplus kit....


December 17, 2010  10:30 PM

Why rational users prefer cheap dancing pigs to expensive security snake oil

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
E-Immodium, Identity governance, Information security, snake-oil

I have spent much of the last month listening to security scare stories from consultants and vendors bidding for attention and budgets. Many of the activities for which they are seeking support appear worse than useless. They distract attention from...


December 4, 2010  10:59 AM

Freedom of Information (and Wikileaks) v. Censorship (and Established Power)

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Data protection, Eurim, God, Google, information assurance, Information risk management, Information security, Internet, Net Neutrality, WikiLeaks

The reaction to the Wikileaks story exposes the heady mixture of self-delusion that passes for debate on freedom of information, transparency of government, re-use of public information, secure data sharing, data protection, information assurance, information security,...


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