ChelleChelle writes: In this article Daniel E. Geer, chief scientist and vice president of Verdasys, provides a different and interesting look at security. Working with the premise that security is a set of trade-offs and, as such, is risk management, Geer analyses the pros and cons of utilizing software monoculture or having diversity to promote security. To arrive at the answer as to which is the best method, Geer looks to nature — in specific, to social insects such as honeybees. A very interesting article for those who agree (or even those who don't!) that nature is a natural guide to computing.