A couple of years ago I explored an idea by David Rice that security is like pollution, “Security Sucks — Who’s to Blame”. David is a deep thinker and his analogue for security and pollution remains with me today. After some reflection I realized, there is a subtle but important difference with security which I provided in an update to the same post. Something in the pollution analogue was missing.
Kudo’s to Bruce Schneier in his post, Security as a Public Health Issue, for finding and summarizing an article by Cory Doctorow. In the article, Doctorow explores security from the perspective of a public health problem – brilliant!
I would like to be a fly on the wall with David Rice, Cory Doctorow, and Bruce Schneier all in the same room – if we could only make that happen. I’m sure the discussion would be fantastic and frightening.