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    The industry has been worried about security for decades. The problems are elsewhere - in user attitudes and the packaged software model

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    The tech industry-wide lack of adequate concern about security is now at that stage that it may get people killed. twitter.com/robaeprice/sta…

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    Benedict Evans

    The historic computer security model tends to presume a sophisticated user that maintains everything and spends to upgrade regularly...

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    One can blame the user for sticking to older software versions and not having a substantial security budget, but that's unlikely to change

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    Benedict Evans

    Better: move to more secure OS models (iOS/Chromebook) and move to the cloud: solve many of the problems at source.

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    When you move to cloud you solve the 'no budget/can't be bothered' problem of upgrading software - it's always up-to-date...

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    And cloud + ioS/Chromebook gets away from out-of-date/unsecured devices with local copies of the crown jewels in every Outlook archive file

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    Benedict Evans

    That is, point and shout at Microsoft or the NHS all you like, but this is really a structural challenge with only structural solutions. </>

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