Security, Scale and Breakdown

posted by Jonathan Logan on 2012.09.02, under Agorism, Blog, Just Stuff

Random thought:

The larger a network or computer system, and the more centralized, the tougher it is to protect against catastrophic takedowns.

More elements and people results in higher probability of break-in. More centralization means more damage/loot in case of security breach.

Big, centralized systems thus equal high security risk.

Throw into that the decreasing effectiveness of state security enforcement, it might look a little… bleak.

The solution? Decentralization, down-scaling, crypto-anarchist security (read “legal”) systems.