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Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 08:41:15 -0500
From: "Brian Eaton" <>
To: "Pavel Kankovsky" <>
Subject: Re: emergent security properties

On 12/26/06, Pavel Kankovsky <> wrote:
> I am afraid it will be pretty difficult to find an example where the
> security increases with complexity. Perhaps some Byzantine
> "security-breach tolerant" systems?

Defense-in-depth seems to be an example of when security systems
become both more complex and more secure.  But it's hard to classify
that as an 'emergent' property of the system.  I'd hesitate to call
any accidental property of a system a security feature.


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