There are a wide range of available metrics, meaningful standards, licenses and certifications, rigor, ongoing debates and controversies, critical thinking and creativity. Snake oil, product hype, misleading claims and charlatanism, while unavoidably present, tend to get weeded out fairly reliably. Committees, groupthink and linear/concrete thinkers don’t dominate the field.
Security guru Bruce Schneier coined the term “Security Theater” to describe phony security measures, procedures, or technologies that give the superficial appearance of providing security without actually countering malicious adversaries to any significant degree.
Urine is frequently tested to detect illicit drug use for such things as accident investigations; forensics and law enforcement; screening of employees and potential employees; fitness of duty checks for
Terrorism is changing. The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University is striving to bring science to the art of security decision-making. What can their research into cyberattacks, terrorism and the evolving threat environment do to help your enterprise? Read about this, sports security, security culture and awareness and more in the July issue.