Defensive computing and why we need it

Mike Loukkides defines defensive computing through a few examples and more importantly argues in broad strokes why we need it. Definitely bolsters my argument that neither technology nor policy on their own are sufficient to defend our online interests, such as privacy. We need smart technology that deals with the actual realities of how networks work and smart policy that shores up our expectations with strong accountability.

The tools of defensive computing, whether they involve mascara and face paint or random autonomous web browsing, belong to the harsh reality we’ve built.

Source: Defensive computing – O’Reilly Media

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