Apparently there's been a wave of house burglaries in a nearby town during the last month. As you might expect, local residents responded by replacing windows with steel panels, front doors with vault entrances, floors with pressure-sensitive plates, and whatever else "security vendors" recommended. Town policymakers created new laws to mandate locking doors, enabling alarm systems, and creating scorecards for compliance. Home builders decided they needed to adopt "secure building" practices so all these retrofitted measures were "built in" future homes.
Oh wait, this is the real world! All those vulnerability-centric measures I just described are what too many "security professionals" would recommend. Instead, police identified the criminals and arrested them. From Teen burglary ring in Manassas identified:
Two suspects questioned Friday gave information about the others, police said.
Now this crew is facing prosecution. That's a good example of what we need to do in the digital world: enable and perform threat-centric security. We won't get there until we have better attribution, and interestingly enough attribution is the word I hear most often from people pondering improvements in network security.