Twitter is a breeding ground for insider threats to run amok within ~1.3 billion user accounts, including those that belong to high profile celebrities, business leaders, politicians, and personal contact of interest (like ex-boy/girl friends, etc.).
Consumer-facing companies often prioritize customer features instead of implementing security systems and overlook the potential ramifications until it's too late.
Security needs to be seen as a feature, not something you keep putting on the back burner.
Twitter’s intrusion highlights a security failing common among high-flying startups and younger tech companies, according to Patrick Westerhaus, a former FBI cyber and cryptocurrency investigator. ”The problem we see over and over again with technology companies that are hyper-focused on growth and revenue is an immature framework and general lack of concern for security, third-party risk and anti-fraud controls,” said Westerhaus, chief executive officer of Cyber Team Six, a security company.