Thursday, May 29, 2008

Security Theater

Bruce Schneier comments on perceived security versus realities of threats.

Remember this the next time you enter a parking lot and guards 'check' your car for explosives: they have little or no relevant training with even less follow up training.

Bomb sniffing dogs? Like people, dogs need periodic re-training. But do they spend for re-training?

Ask your nearest Mall or bomb-sniffing dog handlers for the answer.

Besides suicide bombers do not hit and run (DUHHHH...), they will just ram their way through these 'security checks' and detonate at a time and place convenient to their needs.

From Slashdot.