Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The TSA forgot the First Rule of Security

It seems that everyone's talking about the TSA - not just the Perv Scanners and patting down nuns or making three year old girls scream, but the computer wallpaper and investigating the "Don't touch my junk" guy.  It's a train wreck, and it's all because the TSA ignored (most likely didn't know) the First Rule of Security (as coined by security guru Marcus Ranum):
In security, sometimes it's easier not to do something stupid than it is to do something smart.
Looks like the TSA not only wasn't smart enough to do something smart, they weren't smart enough to keep from doing something stupid.


SPN Headlines said...

The TSA launched their new Program to Examine Random Voyagers, or PERV this morning. SHOCKING story at:


Peace! :-)

TOTWTYTR said...

I think that they are doing this intentionally to try to subjugate air travelers. They will continue to do outrageous things until the outrage builds to a point where they have to change something.

At which point they will dial back a bit, but only enough to assuage the ire of the public.

Oh, and if enough people opt to take trains, you can bet that they'll try to extend their clutches so that they can impose the same type of searches at train stations.

Like with every other Obama Administration initiative it's about control, not actually solving a problem.

Anonymous said...

As much as it was an easy putt, TOTWTYTR did it well.


NotClauswitz said...

The first rule of TSA Club is don't talk about TSA Club...