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Disadvantages[ edit ] Security theater has real monetary costs but by definition provides no security benefits, or the benefits are so minimal as to not be worth the cost. Critics such as the American Civil Liberties Union have argued that the benefits of security theater are temporary and illusory since after such security measures inevitably fail, not only is the feeling of insecurity increased, but there is also loss of belief in the competence of those responsible for security.
Inthe researchers studied the specific effects of a change to security practices instituted by the TSA in late Electronic device seizure may have a severe economic and behavioral impact. Entrepreneurs for whom their laptop represents a mobile office can be deprived of their entire business.
Fifty percent of the respondents to ACTE's survey indicated that having a laptop seizure could damage a traveler's professional standing within a company. The executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives testified at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution seizure of data or computers carrying business proprietary information has forced and will force companies to implement new and expensive internal travel policies.
However, it may divert portions of the budget for effective security measures without resulting in an adequate, measurable gain in security. Another alternate tactic would be simply avoiding attacking aircraft in favor of attacking other areas where sufficient damage would be done, such as check-in counters as was done, for example, in the attacks on Brussels airport on 22 Marchor simply targeting other places where people gather in large numbers, such as cinemas.
Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. December Learn how and when to remove this template message While it may seem that security theater must always cause loss, it may be beneficial, at least in a localized situation.
This is because perception of security is sometimes more important than security itself. In addition, if the security measures in place appear effective, potential attackers may be dissuaded from proceeding or may direct their attention to a target perceived as less secure[ original research?
Unsophisticated adversaries in particular may be frightened by superficial impressions of security such as seeing multiple people in uniform or observing cameras and not even attempt to find weaknesses or determine effect.
Many procedures of the Transportation Security Administration have been criticized as security theater. At this checkpoint, the name on the ID is matched to that on the boarding pass, but is not recorded. In order to be effective, this practice must assume that 1 the ticket was bought under the passenger's real name at which point the name was recorded and checked against the No Fly List2 the boarding pass shown is real, and 3 the ID shown is real.
However, the rise of print-at-home boarding passes, which can be easily forged, allows a potential attacker to buy a ticket under someone else's name, to go into the boarding terminal using a real ID and a fake boarding pass, and then to fly on the ticket that has someone else's name on it.
A journalist for The Register claimed that "the gates in Manchester were throwing up so many false results that staff effectively turned them off. This approach looks smart and makes some people feel safer Accumulation of more data to the layman suggests not only better information, but potential for better intelligence.
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