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January 10, 2020  8:48 PM

2020 The year of VOIP assisted on-line fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BT, Fraud, Internet, Microsoft, VoIP

The Internet as we know began with a DARPA three way trial of Voice over IP using a Packet Radio Van to simulate the needs of the...

November 30, 2019  8:05 PM

Your election choice: Protectionist Stagflation or Radical (Technology enabled) Change

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Conservative, digital, green, Labour, Libdem, Skills, Uncategorized

Without radical change, particularly to our education and training system to give our current and future workforce the skills of the future, that future is bleak, who-over wins on December 12th. Thec Conservative spending plans are ambitious. They require much more than the Brexit Dividend from...


October 5, 2019  5:43 PM

Turbocharging Full Fibre/5G Broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Aviva, B4RN, Broadband, BT, EIS, Gigaclear, Inca, Skills

Turbocharging is the new post-Boris buzzword. It is apt for the £5 billion pound boost to broadband roll out announced at the Conservative party conference. It does not...


August 19, 2019  7:44 PM

From Action Fraud to Action Plans

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, Google

1 Action Fraud had an impossible task

The Times undercover investigation at Action Fraud  has led to a rash of publicity, both


August 13, 2019  12:09 PM

A new look at the Cybersecurity Skills Market

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, DCMS, DPA, Eurim, Skills

DCMS to survey the cybersecurity labour market

DCMS has announced  “a second survey of UK businesses, public sector organisations and charities to help understand the UK cyber security...


July 20, 2019  4:25 PM

How long before the shareholders break up BT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, competition, Ofcom

The BT share price reached nearly £5 in late 2015 after the Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy  was announced and


June 28, 2019  10:35 AM

Who is serious about On-line Harms?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DCMS, Facebook, Google

1) DCMS kicks the can down the road - again

The deadline for submissions to the DCMS consultation on On Line Harms  is July 1st. The NAO...

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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...


May 25, 2019  5:16 PM

5/10 for the IfA Digital Apprenticeships Standards Review

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, CompTIA, Skills

The Statutory Review of the Digital Apprenticeship standards  inherited by the Institute for Apprenticeships answers less than half the question. Much of the question (e.g. allowable costs) is...


February 6, 2019  10:38 AM

A Skills Policy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Skills

The pace of change in the skills in demand (as machine intelligence, now called AI, matures) is matched only by the pace of change in educational technology (using machine intelligence to transform the learning experience) and the ways we can use to acquire the new skills. Both have overtaken...


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