It’s Still Dave’s Fault

Almost 50 years later, it’s still Dave who breaks the computers.

However, Dave is perfectly capable of doing risk assessment and found that HAL is the problem.

For some Daves, death is an acceptable risk (watch Zeynep Tufekci‘s USENIX Enigma 2017 presentation “Security in the Wild for Low-Profile Activists“). We need to make sure we understand Dave’s real security needs and help Dave assess IT risks correctly.

If you’re fighting Dave, perhaps your solutions are for the wrong problems.