Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

January 2006

Document Type

Book Chapter


Postprint version. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3957, Security Protocols, 2006, pages 106-120.
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Computer and network security researchers usually focus on the security of computers and networks. Although it might seem as if there is more than enough insecurity here to keep all of us fully occupied for the foreseeable future, this narrow view of our domain may actually be contributing to the very problems that we are trying to solve. We miss important insights from, and opportunities to make contributions to, a larger world that has been grappling with security since long before the computer was invented.



Date Posted: 07 December 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.