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The Security Oxymoron

Many years ago, Bruce Schneier coined the term ‘security theater’ to describe situations in which an impression of security was being given without any additional security actually being given. His examples often center around airports and the steps they make passengers – their customers – go through despite the complete lack of evidence that any improvement in the security is being offered.

I’m no Schneier (no beard for starters), but am hereby coining a new term: Security Oxymoron. It describes security measures so convoluted that they end up reducing security instead of enhancing it.

For consistency, the individual who designs such a process should hereafter be referred to as the Security Moron.

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