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Definition of security theater

security theater

noun - uncountable

  • security procedures that provide a sense of security but do not actually improve security.

    Last edited on Sep 06 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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