Re: In a different sense, I agree
That used to be my attitude too. I've learned better -- in the last few years, while I wasn't looking, there's been a step-change UP in the capabilities on the one hand, and a step-change DOWN in the required intellect on the other.
And no, it's not really outside scope. My point was that the point of the topic/article was missing the point. The academics are playing in a tiny tiny theoretical pointy-end. Overlap with practitioners there is all well and good, but the actual Material Risk is now massively expanded into donkey territory, and in not just numbers but sheer accessibility which are both hair-raising.
I'm not communicating this terribly well. Put it this way: on watching these chaps (not kids, btw) whom I'd spoken to at length beforehand and was quite bemused as to why on earth such computer illiterates were here, carve up and into well-protected systems via constant refs to cracker websites and "standard" techniques&tools, gradually gave me actual chills, scalp prickling. And I'm quite jaded, not easily ruffled.