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Thatcher’s Spy by Willie Carlin

Thatcher’s Spy by Willie Carlin

Thatcher’s Spy by Willie Carlin Review by Philip Ingram MBE I bought this book with a degree of scepticism.  There are an increasing number of accounts of “The Troubles” and an increasing number of people claiming links to the intelligence war in “The Troubles.” Why?...

The heart of Government attacked

The heart of Government attacked

The heart of Government Attacked - a few quick thoughts by Philip Ingram MBE 3rd October 2019, whilst the Prime Minister is being quizzed on his latest Brexit proposals a few hundred meters away, a bright and chilly day in central London and a red Dennis Fire Engine...

DSEi makes me feel cheated

DSEi makes me feel cheated

DSEi makes me feel cheated By Philip Ingram MBE An audio/Podcast version of this Blog can be accessed here: It is September 11th and I am at DSEi in London, however, another 11thSeptember and I’m in another conflict zone, this time on a reconnaissance a few weeks...

DSEi – looking an INFO OPS gift horse in the mouth

DSEi – looking an INFO OPS gift horse in the mouth

DSEi – looking an INFO OPS gift horse in the mouth by Philip Ingram MBE The bi-annual defence exhibition in London DSEi kicks off in a few days’ time and preparations have been under way at Excel in London for quite some time as the event is huge. It is recognised as...

INTERCEPT by Gordon Corera

INTERCEPT by Gordon Corera

a review by Philip Ingram MBE It is very rare I pick up a book and go WOW, especially when it is one talking about cyber security, digits and packets, computers and of course spying. INTERCEPT by Gordon Corera, the Security Correspondent for BBC News is in my humble...

The Stena Impero, what next?

The Stena Impero, what next?

The Stena Imperio, what next? With the UK flagged tanker Stena Impero being seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz, reportedly in Omani Territorial waters according to the UK Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, what can be done next? Whatever...

Document Find, was it the GRU?

Document Find, was it the GRU?

With the latest embarrassment linked to Porton Down Philip Ingram MBE asks, the document find, was it the GRU? At one-minute past midnight on 4thOctober 2018 a statement came out from the British Government saying that the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) had...