Bruce Schneier interviews the head of the TSA, Kip Hawley. It’s a really good exchange. I like this bit about a kind of intentional internal sabotage that TSA conducts:
We also do extensive and very sophisticated Red Team testing, and one of their jobs is to observe checkpoints and go back and figure outÄîbased on inside knowledge of what we doÄîways to beat the system. They isolate one particular thing: for example, a particular explosive, made and placed in a way that exploits a particular weakness in technology; our procedures; or the way TSOs do things in practice. Then they will test that particular thing over and over until they identify what corrective action is needed. We then change technology or procedure, or plain old focus on execution. And we repeat the processÄîforever.
Sounds like a cool job. [via blankenship]