Not so much a security #FAIL…

…as a security measure overtaken by the march of time…

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And taking a broader view…

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Approach to the NATS installation at the top of Titterstone Clee Hill.

I’m kind of reminded, though, of a sign I saw Marrickville, Sydney. The sign on the door of the WC at the station announced that it was locked for security reasons. Security is sometimes seen as a tripod model consisting of integrity, confidentiality, and availability. As someone I once worked for put it: ‘the most important of the three is availability.’ By which he probably meant that if you have something so locked down that the people who should have access to it don’t, then what you have is not security. Even if that isn’t what he meant, it’s what I believe.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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