What Would Einstein Do?

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”   If Einstein were tasked with fixing the TSA, I imagine he would point out that we can only solve the issues by starting with a blank slate and an open...

Don’t Blame TSA Screeners

A 90% fail rate on a test does indeed mean that something is wrong. But the problem does not lie with those being tested. That kind of statistic belies not negligence or incompetence on the part of the TSA security officers but rather a problem with the basis of the...

Iris Biometrics

There are three biometric methods of identification that are standardized by the International Civil Aviation organization: fingerprints, face recognition and iris mapping.   The iris of our eye is a particularly stable structure, unchanged apart from variations...

What risks are you not willing to take?

Many clients have asked me to evaluate their risk exposure to a terrorist attack or extreme violent act against their organization. They want to know if the risk is high or low. My honest answer to all my clients is “I don’t know.”   The decisions made by...

The Israeli Security Model

Most security professionals agree that Israeli security methods rank highest in the world. Israel’s reputation is not unfounded. But some critics have claimed that what works in Israel won’t work anywhere else. I disagree.   The precepts on which the Israeli...