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RE: death of the security community
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 07:45:28 +1100


You are missing the point. Statistically it is far more likely in each
and every single trip in a car that you will have a serious accident and
die than even having a minor accident in a plane.

In contradiction to your statement, most incidents with planes do not
end up killing everyone. I have managed to be in two plane incidents
myself. 1 in Canada where the plane overshot the runway (due to ice) and
another in India where the engine failed. In neither case did I nor any
other passenger die.

You may want to look up the statistics for this. In fact there are many
many incidents with planes every year where no passengers die.

Mile for mile though, cars are far worse. The analogy was also one of
DUI.

Next in risk is the 30 year rule. Any event unlike to occur to you is
discounted unless it has occurred.

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: Craddock, Larry [mailto:l_craddock () wfec com]
Sent: 25 March 2006 7:27
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: death of the security community

The driving vs flying analogy may not be the best. If you had a 1000
mile trip to make and knew before that you WOULD have an accident midway
whether you flew or drove, which would you do? Lots of people walk away
from automobile accidents ... very few walk away from plane crashes.


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Wright [mailto:cwright () bdosyd com au]
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:07 PM
To: Hat Trick
Cc: Bob Radvanovsky; John Vill; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: death of the security community


Hi
Well, not so much that they do not want to be secure, but rather that we
as
human's in general do not comprehend and respond to risk in a logical
manner.
People (generalised) are afraid to fly, but they get in a car after a
few
drinks.


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