Friday, August 3, 2012

Theater Security Theater revisited

In my July 23 post about the Aurora shootings, I noted that security specialist Bruce Schneier refrained from immediately blogging about Aurora - an attitude that I found refreshing.

Well, Schneier has now written about Aurora. The title - Overreaction and Overly Specific Reactions to Rare Risks - says it all. I'll confine myself to one quote:

Because people overreact to rare events, they're useful catalysts for social introspection and policy change. The key here is to focus not on the details of the particular event but on the broader issues common to all similar events.

Again, I urge you to read the entire article.
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