Schneier on Security: Our Newfound Fear of Risk

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:01:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/09/our_newfound_fe.html

"We're afraid of risk. It's a normal part of life, but we're increasingly
unwilling to accept it at any level. So we turn to technology to protect us.
The problem is that technological security measures aren't free. They cost
money, of course, but they cost other things as well. They often don't provide
the security they advertise, and -- paradoxically -- they often increase risk
somewhere else. This problem is particularly stark when the risk involves
another person: crime, terrorism, and so on. While technology has made us much
safer against natural risks like accidents and disease, it works less well
against man-made risks."

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--
Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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