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September 12, 2019  1:43 PM

A Cybercommunity Safety Partnership to address On-line Harms and Abuse

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, cybersecurity

We need a coalition of the willing to preserve confidence in the safety of the on-line world.

I am attempting to convene a local Community Safety Partnership, using voluntary co-operation between community...

May 31, 2019  8:12 PM

Passing the baton on Cybersecurity Skills

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CompTIA, cybersecurity, DPA, ISACA, Skills

This year will be the first time I visit Infosec with no agenda. Or to be more precise I will have a Community Safety rather than a Cybersecurity Skills Agenda. This has caused me to take a cool look at what has happened and what has not over the past decade. It has also caused me to consider what...


September 5, 2017  8:15 AM

Learning from success: the Plymouth Cybersecurity Skills Partnership

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, CREST, cybersecurity, Fraud, IAAC, iot, NCFTA, Piracy, telecare

On September 12th the Digital Policy Alliance will review progress (including lessons learned) with its pilot local Cybersecurity Skills Partnership. The meeting will also include contributions on the current state of the UK’s national security skills programmes and discussion on how to join...


June 26, 2017  6:15 PM

How many children are NOT being stalked on Snapchat

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Snapchat, Spyware

The parental paranoia caused by recent revelations as to the scale and nature of the use of Snapchat spyware  promises to overwhelm the debate to which I referred in my recent blog on


June 6, 2017  3:14 PM

Exiling hate preachers to the dark corners of the Internet is a win win strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Theresa May", GDPR, Google, Internet, PKI, privacy, Surveillance, WannaCry

The supposed "controversy"  over the Prime Minister's


May 17, 2017  1:43 PM

Ransomware plague exposes irrelevance of GDPR

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"British Airways", Authentication, Brexit, Encryption, Fraud, GDPR, NHS, Ransomware, RBS, Resilience

The vulnerability of parts of the United Kingdom's National Health Service to a piece of not-very-sophisticated ransomware was, in no small part, a consequence of the current obsession with the  priority given to the protection...


March 31, 2017  6:35 PM

Teenage girl hacker “kills” 3,000 Italians – a tale for Brexit Day

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Computer security", Big Data security, Brexit, Security, Skills

mavis-wash Brexit Day, 29th March, was the 46th Anniversary of the conclusion of the


January 26, 2017  12:42 PM

Is on-line advertising about to implode?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, ICANN, identity, inter-operability, Internet, ISOC, Security, trust

Yesterday I mentioned that many on-line advertising campaigns generate less revenue (let alone profit) than they cost.  Today the Drum carries an article on


September 23, 2016  6:41 PM

The 50% e-Crime rise and Yahoo revelations show how right the CMS Select Committee was

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Analytics, Big Data, Brexit, cybersecurity, e-crime, Yahoo

In July we learned that 10% of the UK population have been the victims of e-Crime - albeit nearly always reimbursed, having "only" suffered the hassle of a refused card and a couple of days struggle...


September 12, 2016  1:28 PM

What pool of top cybersecurity talent? It does not exist.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, information, Security, talent

I was struck by a recent bleat that


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