It took about a week, but I finally remembered the essay years back by Noam Eppel: Security Absurdity: The Complete, Unquestionable, and Total Failure of Information Security. The site is now defunct, but the essay was a pointed finger at how security was not working, with promises of a follow-up with suggestions on how to fix it. No satisfying follow-up emerged, however. I mentioned it here a while back. It came to my mind last week.