Spot on: it isn’t the TSA’s fault

Insightful: Adam Shostack, one of the security industry’s more eloquent practitioners, had this to say in his Emergent Chaos blog: “It’s true. TSA employees are just doing their job, which is to secure transportation systems. The trouble is, their job is impossible. We all know that it’s possible to smuggle things past the nudatrons and […]

“Groping people at the airport doesn’t solve our problems”

I find the political process in different countries fascinating. I don’t know enough to comment, but I find the style differences quite amazing (I remember once as a boy listening to a session of the Australian parliament – wow!). Anyway, quite liked this from Ron Paul who is apparently a fairly free-thinking US politician: “Groping […]

Common sense on the TSA

Good post from Bruce Schneier on the Backlash against the TSA’s new Backscatter Scanners or search-by-grope initiative. A good counter-point to the “More security is always better” brigade: According to the Cornell study, roughly 130 inconvenienced travelers died every three months as a result of additional traffic fatalities brought on by substituting ground transit for […]