On the other hand, those that claim to be a computer expert because they can run a mail merge from Word, or copy an Excel macro from a website, or talk l33t, these people might abase intellectual effort because they make none. Posers, in a word.
This would not be the first time a few flashy shallow loudmouths are embraced by the news media as a trend. After all, no news sells no newspapers (or web site adverts).
Lets not all go blaming terrorist organizations on this one.
What about a company that specializes in hardening network infrastructure? They have concerns about payroll cuts AND increasing share holder value!
I won't suggest government agencies interested in expanding the "theater of security" because I don't have my tinfoil hat on.
I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.