The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security This article was intended as a report for a client, and I wound up publishing it. Much to my surprise, it hit a chord and got broadly quoted and distributed. Originally I was going to go to ten, but the next few would have involved explaining transitive trust to executives and I just couldn't bear the idea of trying that. Hard Disk Encryption Revisitted I have no idea why I waited so long; this stuff is EASY. A matter of Motive The full-disclosure debate has carefully danced around the question of motivation. In my opinion, the motives of those practicing disclosure are highly suspect The Myth of Monoculture A group of security notables postulate that we're in greater danger because of over-reliance on Microsoft products. I think they're working on a flawed analogy.