The Analog Hole
Nice essay on the human dimension of the problem of securing information. “Analog hole” is a good name for it.
Along the same lines, here’s a story about the security risks of talking loudly:
About four seats away is a gentleman (on this occasion pronounced ‘fool’) with a BlackBerry mobile device and a very loud voice. He is obviously intent on selling a customer something and is briefing his team. It seems he is the leader as he defines the strategy and assigns each of his unseen team with specific tasks and roles.
Customer products, names, preferences, relationships and monies are being broadcast to everyone within earshot. The strategy for the conference call is discussed, and the specific customer now identified by name and company, and openly described as a BlackBerry nut!