The illusion of security

Thursday, 5 October 2006, 2:49 AM EST

In the aftermath of a string of terrorist attacks such as 9/11 governments and organizations have hired more security personnel, bought more cameras, invested in new security technologies, passed new security laws, and inundated the populous with stories of fear, uncertainty and doubt. After all of this, are we safer?

Security is an illusion that provides comfort to the average Joe and encourages them to get on airplanes, work in government buildings, purchase goods on the internet, and keep the economy flowing and the politicians employed.

At the "A Day in the Life of an Information Security Investigator" blog.

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