The Vulnerabilities Assessment Team (Seals) at the Argonne National Laboratories has
put up a list of Physical Security Maxims.
It's an intriguing list. A useful, or potentially useful, list. A list somebody could even do
magic with. Murphological magic.
These maxims each illustrate an aspect or effect of Murphy's Law and/or Finagle's Corollary.
Various angles and glitches and swaggering confidence and irrational faith and stupidity may
encourage when and how things will go a-wrong. And prod those responsible to blame the hapless.
To my eyes, these maxims have direct relevance in Pagan social organization and awareness.
A few examples:
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid Maxim: If you're not running scared, you have bad security
or a bad security product.
Low-Tech Maxim: Low-tech attacks work (even against high-tech devices and systems).
Gossip Maxim: People and organizations can't keep secrets.
We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us Maxim: The insider threat from careless or
complacent employees & contractors exceeds the threat from malicious insiders
(though the latter is not negligible.)
Better to be Lucky than Good Maxim: Most of the time when security appears to be
working, it's because no adversary is currently prepared to attack.
Mermaid Maxim: The most common excuse for not fixing security vulnerabilities is that
they simply can't exist.
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