Tog on Security Dos and D’ohLTs

Bruce Tognazzini has a great column up this month on what he calls “Security D’ohLTs“: experts who add so many layers of incomprehensible security to a system that they lead users to build circumvention mechanisms. Anyone who’s seen an office where all the users have their network passwords on Post-Its stuck to their monitors knows what Tog is talking about — there can be such a thing as too much security, especially when it’s poorly thought out. (Thanks to Don Park for the pointer.)