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November 25, 2013  12:38 PM

Half main boards now have cybersecurity on their agenda: but most have no strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CREST, Cyber security, e-skills, ICAEW, Inca, Information security, information technology

During the past fortnight I have attended the launch of the ICAEW

November 22, 2012  10:05 AM

Good Data for Good Government – and plans for the Universal Credit

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, dwp, HMRC, ICAEW, information technology, Logica, PAYE, Professionalism, RTI, Universal Credit

Last night Stephen Timms addressed the IT Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. His audience was a mix of IT and Accounting Professionals, including members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Readers of this blog will know


November 6, 2012  3:17 PM

Has the sky fallen in on DWP’s big bang implementation plans for Universal Credit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
information technology, Universal Credit

Is it a coincidence that I received a website reference to a DWP paper on identity fraud dated last February on the same day as the


March 6, 2012  8:23 AM

Stop the Bleeding – the wetware is more important than the software or hardware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclaycard, BT, Cabinet office, Citizencard, dwp, Equifax, experian, Fraud, Google, information technology, ISPs, MBNA, Microsoft, Paypal, Swift, telcos, visa, Vodafone

In my previous blog on the need for the Chancellor to give serious priority to tackling on-line fraud in his budget, I should also have made the point that the software and...


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...


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