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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

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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July 10, 2013  12:33 PM

We know why UK SMEs do not transact online. We need action on causes, not more awareness

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, CIO, CISO, City, e-skills, Intellect, ISSA, ITEC, Ofcom

I have asked before why so few small firms transact on-line and why the proportion is not growing. The causes are becoming clearer. The growing 


December 10, 2010  9:19 AM

From Wild West to Western Front : the evolution of Cybersecurity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, cybersecurity, Hacker, honker, Internet, ISSA, PWC

"The Internet used to be compared to the WIld West, the lawless frontier; now it is more like the Western Front, a massive, unrestricted battlefield. Geopolitics is putting your data in the firing line." So concludes an article by Allan...

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October 27, 2010  2:38 PM

Can society afford to rely on security by afterthought not design?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
(ISC)2, Afterthought, Alcatel-Lucent, BCS, CESG, CPNI, CSC, EADS, Fujitsu, IBM, Identrust, IET, IISP, ISACA, ISSA, Logica, OGC, OSC

On 18th October, when the Government launched its security strategy, the Home Secretary, Theresa May argued that attacks on computer networks are among the biggest threats to the UK.  On 20th October the...


February 4, 2010  10:50 AM

Cloud computing is a nebulous concept

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cloud Computing, ISSA

The definition of Cloud computing depends on who you talk to. Most definitions cover services which were being supplied over the Internet by players like EDS and IBM to the US Department of Defence over a decade ago. Today these services underpin much of defence and...


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