Maybe security isn't going to get better after all

Maybe security isn't going to get better after all

One billion-plus accounts stolen in one online heist. The U.S. presidential election messed with by another country. Corporate secrets stolen and released on the internet on a regular basis. More and more data held hostage by ransomware. Stock markets routinely manipulated by hackers. Denial-of-service attacks whacking websites all over the place.

Will computer security ever get better? Or is this the way things are and we simply have to live with it?

For a long time I’ve speculated that it would take a tipping-point event for the world to stop treating the horrible current state of security as business as usual. It would take a major shutdown of most of the internet or the major stock exchanges for a day or longer. Nothing else would be shocking enough. Everything else is business as usual.

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