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Physical Security, Security Theater, & Snake Oil

Physical Security, Security Theater, & Snake Oil

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Published by Roger Johnston
General problems and suggestions in security.
General problems and suggestions in security.

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Published by: Roger Johnston on Jun 20, 2011
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Physical Security,Security Theater, and Snake Oil
 
Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP
 Vulnerability Assessment Team
Argonne National Laboratory
http://www.ne.anl.gov/capabilities/vat
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBBGJqkz9E 
 
The greatest of faults, I should say,is to be conscious of none.-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
 
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Not easy to get a degree in it from a major 4-year research university.
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Not widely attracting young people, the best & the brightest.
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Few peer-review, scholarly journals or R&D conferences.
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Lots of Snake Oil & Security Theater.
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Shortage of models, fundamental principles, metrics, rigor,R&D, standards, guidelines, critical thinking, & creativity.
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Often dominated by bureaucrats, committees, groupthink,linear/concrete/wishful thinkers, cognitive dissonance.
Physical Security: Scarcely a Field at All

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