Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful. — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Consider that the turkey's experience may have, rather than no value, a negative value. It learned from observation, as we are all advised to do (hey, after all, this is what is believed to be the scientific method). Its confidence increased as the number of friendly feedings grew, and it felt increasingly safe even though the slaughter was more and more imminent. Consider that the feeling of safety reached its maximum when the risk was at the highest! Nassim Nicholas Taleb
No security device, system, or program will ever be used properly all the time.
— Bruce Schneier
If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology.
Security is always excessive until it's not enough. — Robbie Sinclair, Head of Security, Country Energy, NSW, Australia
Those of us in security are very much like heart doctors -- cardiologists. Our patients know that lack of exercise, too much dietary fat, and smoking are all bad for them. But they will continue to smoke, and eat fried foods, and practice being couch-potatoes until they have their infarction. Then they want a magic pill to make them better all at once, without the effort. And by the way, they claim loudly that their condition really isn't their fault -- it was genetics, or the tobacco companies, or McDonalds that was to blame. And they blame us for not taking better care of them. Does this sound familiar?But it doesn't have to be this way. We can do things better. We need to stop doing business as usual and start focusing on end-to-end quality. Security needs to be built in from the start -- not slapped on after the fact. — Gene Spafford