We worry about the wrong things: paying too much attention to minor risks and not enough attention to major ones. We don’t correctly assess the magnitude of different risks. A lot of this can be chalked up to bad information or bad mathematics, but there are some general pathologies that come up over and over again.
In Beyond Fear, I listed five:
Source is Bruce Schneier.
The book mentioned above, Beyond Fear, is definitely worth reading if you are curious about risk or security.
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