Security & Fear
Posted: 14 August 2009 07:22 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slPg3y-auNc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgI1MQ47H5c&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdq5cNYVTEY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G4qayoT9AQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953ZoXff068&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgPUEwjKf4Q&feature=related

These are clips from an interview and a lecture both by Gavin de Becker, the leading US security expert. The first pair are a 9/11 appearance on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson in which he talks about the TSA and terrorism, and the second set is a talk he presented to the Symposium on Federal Architecture.

He’s a good speaker, and obviously he knows security. The thing is, people generally find sound secure thinking counter-intuitive until they learn (and ideally internalize) some basics. Then the realities and mechanics and such make sense, and when that happens we’re not so easily manipulated through fear.

[ Edited: 14 August 2009 08:30 AM by SkepticX]
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