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The damage caused by threats and the number of Net-dependent critical systems are on the rise. Yet we still haven't created a safer Internet
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Although there is room for improvement the internet will never be anything even remotely close to 100% secure. So long as there is money to be made via fraudulent ways it will always attract the wrong crowd. Best we can do is be vigilant.
This blog post makes the interesting point that as more and more essential infrastructure is migrated online the potential fallout from a malicious attack is increasing to the stage where even essential services like electricity, water, and transportation are all exposed to potential attacks.