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November 22, 2010  12:45 PM

Why are our systems so vulnerable: the cybersecurity bandwagon

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEOP, CSOC, cybersecurity, OCSIA, PCEU, SCADA, Technology, Wave

My inbox has recently been full of invitations to cybersecurity events, albeit those targeted at public sector users use the words "information assurance" and those targeted at the private sector use the words "information security". "Data protection" is passe, except...

October 2, 2010  10:02 AM

Give us the tools and we can win the WAR

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-crime, PCEU

The scale of the arrests in the UK and the US in the recent global operation against those using the Zeus virus to loot the bank accounts of small firms using on-line banking illustrates what can be done when law...

April 28, 2009  9:51 AM

Who Should Police the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Internet, PCEU

Today is the first day of Infosec. In my article in the Guardian supplement, I refer to comparisons of the Internet with Railways and the Wild West. The first police force in England was created by the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company to...

October 1, 2008  1:08 PM

Co-operation, accountability and funding in On-line Policing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Possibly the most important point in the press release announcing the new Police Central e-crime Unit is the statement "The unit will also seek support from industry partners". The...

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