The Basic Tenets of the official C++ direction group opinion on safety are that anything else, literally any other interest, is a higher priority. Safety is the absolute last concern.
And C++ is plenty safe. It just needs to "combat that public image"
@polarisera the C++ foundation is a non-profit. I think they're just set in their ways, understandably don't want to break old code which can never be secured because things like buffer lengths are simply not kept track of in a consist and compiler-enforceable way (you can't get that information back once gone), and they can blame programmers for bugs rather than themselves.