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May 18, 2007

The awareness issue

News from a UK court case trying terrorism suspects gives a clue about why it is so hard to get the general public interested in information security. The 59-year old judge in the case which is considering evidence on the accused having accessed 'interesting materials' on the Web stopped the flow to ask what is a web site and a forum.

This reminds me very much of a parody on the BBC's "Not the Nine O'clock News" many years ago regarding a judge not having a clue what a 'digital watch' was, but knowing ALL about a certain blow-up doll, "the one with the real hair". Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.