"Even though security is an increasing area of concern for large technology companies, it is often considered an afterthought rather than an essential part of building all the goodies we use. Experts say that while instituting a more secure tech culture is possible, it will require a long-term investment in educating software engineers and improving core technologies.Users’ Stark Reminder: As Web Grows, It Grows Less Secure - NYTimes.com
“There’s a level of care in designing systems and sweating the details of their operations that’s missing in the culture of software development,” Mr. Felten said. “We don’t have the kind of safety culture that is common in fields such as aviation.”
That’s because enhanced safety will surely cost consumers in speed, novelty and convenience."
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Users’ Stark Reminder: As Web Grows, It Grows Less Secure - NYTimes.com
A longstanding information technology inconvenient truth