the secrecy game

Adam over at the New School of Information Security posted a good read: “How’s that secrecy working out?”. We have a lot of people all happily about how the government is talking about information sharing. The elephant back in the corner is: When you involve the government, they want you to share with them, but they won’t share with others and you can’t share with others either. Essentially, it doesn’t do any of us in the private area any good; in fact it makes things worse since it ties even more hands and causes people to pussy-foot around issues and details.

…because we (writ broadly) prevent ourselves from learning. We intentionally block feedback loops from developing.

One of the better posts I’ve read this year.