Category Archives: Cyber

How to stop your kids swearing (or how to deal with BYOD)

Last week was the UK&I McAfee Customer summit, where 400 odd customers turned out at Chelsea Football Club to hear the great, the good and the unpronouncable from McAfee discussing what the future looks like if you sign on the … Continue reading

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Austerity and Agility (or, Soap Gets in Your Eyes)

I live in a very pretty village in the Cotswolds. The cottage where I live is over 200 years old, and has all sorts of things which Estage Agent types would describe as ‘period features’. In English, this includes mice, … Continue reading

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All quiet on the East end front

It’s the summer season. Queues on the M5 as people pile down to Devon or Cornwall, chaos at airports, and normally, rubbish on the Television. But not this year of course with the Olympics, or Sportsday as some of my … Continue reading

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How do we put Public Sector ICT back onto the front foot?

Depending on the figures you use, and ignoring some of the odd mathematics employed by Cabinet Office to demonstrate savings, we spend about £20bn a year on ICT in the Public Sector. Ranging from giving small children computer access, weird … Continue reading

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Public Sector Security vs Public Security vs Outsourcing

Is outsourcing Police back office a good idea? All across the Public Sector right now, there are announcements about shared services arrangements springing up. Local Authorities in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are joining up to share back office functions and whilst … Continue reading

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InfoSec 2012 – a wash up and some advice for Marketing types

Another year passes, and certain things change, and certain things remain the same The things that change can often appear to be bad (I have now got 7 grey hairs for example), and the things that stay the same are … Continue reading

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Polar bear politics and data breaches

As occurs on a weekly basis, Public Servant magazine has an article about public sector data breaches and what Government should do about them. This one was by the venerable Graham Kemp of SAS and it’s one I have to … Continue reading

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