From there he went on to explain how you fix the problem - by building security back into parts of the network - and I thought 'fantastic, he's going to do an exposÃ© of why this approach is fundamentally flawed and why, when the Jericho Forum looked at it over five years ago, we rejected it'.
My heart sank as I realised he was seriously proposing this as a viable solution.
Adding security in to choke points in the network to control traffic is fundamentally flawed. It inhibits collaboration, does not scale for corporate-wide management. More fundamentally it adds cost and huge complexity to a problem that is better solved by simply using open and secure protocols (95 percent of which are readily available today).
I was going to quote which of the eleven Jericho Forum Commandments John is breaking in his proposal, but when I looked it was all of them. Enough said!
Paul Simmonds, Jericho Forum Board Member