Mike Rothman called me a joker trying to sell security as an enabler. (I’m actually not selling anything.)
Unfortunately the arguments used by Mr. Rothman are not very analytical: “I assure you Mr. Belva, your examples of trying to quantify how worms, viruses, etc. “weaken trust” will end up on the scrap heap like all the others. Nothing personal, but I’ve seen this movie – it seems like hundreds of times. And it always ends the same.”
Mike, if you read the paper linked in the blog you would see the focus is not on worms and viruses or even quantifying them!
You also write: “I focus on what works. And this doesn’t.” Do you really believe that DRM doesn’t work?
Mike, you can read the paper here.
It encouraging to know that other information security professionals understand the paper. Here is an example of a post from full-disclosure.