misunderstanding scale

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon Mar 24 23:11:49 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:13:43 -0400, William Herrin said:
>> You'd expect folks to give up two layers of security at exactly the
>> same time as they're absorbing a new network protocol with which
>> they're yet unskilled? Does that make sense to you from a
>> risk-management standpoint?
> The problem is that the two layers of "security" that they're "giving up"
> are made from the same fabric as the Emperor's new clothes....


In an environment of increasing breaches despite massive attention and
expenditure on cyber security, you'll find that giving up any layer of
security is a very hard sell. You'll find convincing folks to deploy
new technologies which demand that they give up a layer of security an
even harder sell. And of course everybody likes to be told that
they're an idiot by someone whose explanation of the error in their
reasoning consists of restating the claim of error in the form of a

But don't let me dissuade you from trying.

Bill Herrin

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