Nothing against Microsoft, but I loved the metaphor in this quote from the ZDNet article, "Microsoft confronts security fears", regarding changes in Microsoft's security plans:
[Gartner analyst John Pescatore] likened Microsoft's [past security] approach to running a bungee-jumping concession. "You probably ought to make the rubber band a little short," he said. "What Microsoft has always done in the past is give a really big rubber band and say, 'Oops, we heard a splat. Here's how you can shorten the rubber band.'"