I don't know if the term 'lazy', is always consistently accurate. I work in IT, and the level of sheer blatant stupidity I face daily simply boggles the mind. And not just the 1st level paper pushers (which is bad enough, I talk to people in charge every day that should never have graduated High School), but even the IT security types. Sometimes I wonder if senior management can even spell IT.
Two weeks ago, security (Based in India. There are some SMART folks there, but why does EVERYTHING in the IT world have to come from there?!? ) sent out an email, with a GD hyperlink in it everyone had to use to get some software uploaded. It just SCREAMED fish, but they sent it like it was nothing at all to be concerned about. And then a week later I get a little CBT blurb I am required to complete about fish emails, social engineering, yadda yadda yadda.
Two different major server manufacturers off-shored hardware manufacture to China in the late 90's. Within 2 years not only are cheap knock-off's of these servers popping up all over Asia, but back door code was found in them . Industrial espionage on a global scale. Can anyone here say who those 2 companies were? After all, this impacted everyone who plugged in a server from these 2 global network companies from 1999 to 2008. All swept under the rug. And the factories? Production moved to Malaysia
My own son. A pretty smart kid, with a paranoid dad harping at him all the time about how folks can get into his life. Yet he downloads apps on his phone all the time. Goes to coffee shops to do homework on his laptop. Is always using his smartphone to do things. <Captain Binghamton's voice> I could just scream.
Unless and until our so called Leaders Of Industry (whatever industry you are talking about) pulls their head out, education becomes something more than lip service, AND people quit being cheap and lazy, security will just be lip service.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!