Verdasys CTO Dan Geer says one of the problems with data theft is that it has nothing in common with our current attitudes toward possession and loss. I recently talked with Geer about protecting your computer assets, and at one point he started quoting that famous Joni Mitchell line, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone."
(Data theft) is one place where our intuition about physical objects and our intuition about data can't be the same.
If I steal your car, you are likely to notice. Or putting it differently, if I … Read more