It’s hilarious that people are complaining about internet security now. Most C-level execs back in the 90s weren’t even concerned with cybersecurity. Never even gave it a thought or a line on the budget. Why? Because people believed the internet was fake and why waste money on something like a toy for a business. Some people still hold onto this idea the internet is fake. Keep laughing because the ChiComs are stealing everything they can. Oh and we taught them everything they know by enrolling them in our higher education institutions with student Visas. How many ChiComs military officers have gone through our hallowed halls? Too damn many.
This has a long sorry history, especially because until ecommerce was being disrupted by viruses and ransomware attacks started interrupting business operations, a secure network was seen as a drag on profit. C-level execs are also frequently the biggest network security risks in a company because they want their computers to work outside of the normal rules, are able to tell the IT folk to make exceptions for them and rarely pay attention to the security training that says "don't click on suspicious links."
The Internet itself was also not designed with security as a big consideration. By the time security started being discussed, insecure base-level protocols like IP were in place and too much expensive equipment and active nodes were running to reinvent them.