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Security is poor because vendors are not held responsible

Network security is not a technological problem; it's a business problem. The only way to address it is to focus on business motivations. To improve the security of their products, companies - both vendors and users - must care; for companies to care, the problem must affect stock price. The way to make this happen is to start enforcing liabilities.. . .
Network security is not a technological problem; it's a business problem. The only way to address it is to focus on business motivations. To improve the security of their products, companies - both vendors and users - must care; for companies to care, the problem must affect stock price. The way to make this happen is to start enforcing liabilities.

The only way to get many companies to spend significant resources to ensure the security of their customers' data is to hold them liable for misuse of this data. Similarly, the only way to get software vendors to reduce features, lengthen development cycles and invest in secure software development processes is to hold them liable for security vulnerabilities in their products.

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