To Trust or not to Trust
The choice about which correspondents to trust, and to what degree of Assurance is needed to make that trust decision is explored.
To trust, or not to trust, that is the question: Whether it's nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous breeches, Or to take arms against a sea of attackers And by opposing block them. To mitigate—to accept, No choice; and by acceptance to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks The internet can inflict: it's a consummation Devoutly to be wished. To mitigate, to accept; To accept, perchance be lucky —ay, there's the rub: For in that acceptance of risk what dreams may bring, When we have put off this choice, Must give us pause—there's the risk That makes calamity of such avoidance of choice. For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The attacker's wrong, the careful user's laugh, The pangs of attacker's success, the law's delay, The insolence of help desk, and the spurns That patient acceptance of trustworthy products, When he himself might his choice make Without forethought? Who would fools bear, To call and wait under hope of assistance, But that the dread of something after restart, The undiscovered breech, from whose hell No user recovers, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those apps we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus impatience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution Is given over with the hope of task complete, And enterprises of great value and moment With this regard their choices turn awry And lose all hope of security.