walcy Posted September 4, 2008 Share Posted September 4, 2008 'N' - terest -'N' Article, --> http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008...lot_thre_2.html ooooo, so right.......... The problem with building security around specific targets and tactics is that its only effective if we happen to guess the plot correctly. If we spend billions defending the Underground and terrorists bomb a school instead, we've wasted our money. If we focus on the World Cup and terrorists attack Wimbledon, we've wasted our money. It's this fetish-like focus on tactics that results in the security follies at airports. We ban guns and knives, and terrorists use box-cutters. We take away box-cutters and corkscrews, so they put explosives in their shoes. We screen shoes, so they use liquids. We take away liquids, and they're going to do something else. Or they'll ignore airplanes entirely and attack a school, church, theatre, stadium, shopping mall, airport terminal outside the security area, or any of the other places where people pack together tightly. /me nods--> We need to defend against the broad threat of terrorism, not against specific movie plots. :o Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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