I agree, but I'd say those are rare. We have so many "Mordac" problems more due to perception and lack of accountability.
At my last job, we didn't have dev servers, never mind someone in security. Several services were lacking in failover because there only was one machine, which would typically be 1-4 years behind in patches and updates. We had 1/3 of the IT staff that other comparable organizations would have. I left last year, and they still haven't replaced me. Most of us on the team were capable of doing a lot better - if only we had had the resources and were allowed to do what we do best.
The IT manager was treated like Mordac of IT services because forcing their computers to have passwords and not being able to install any crapware they felt like was "preventing them from doing their work". The token argument when people weren't getting their way was "But I NEED this". I NEED to install some sketchy tool I found on the internet. I NEED to install this cute bubbly font I found for free on the internet (well the web page said it was free and it didn't cost me anything, so that means it's legit, right?). What do you mean you won't help me with this personal project that has nothing to do with the business? I NEED dropbox because how can I back up my stuff if I don't... no, no, I'm not interested in listening in how stuff is backed up already, I would much prefer to store sensitive data wherever and copy it to my non-password protected malware-infected devices at home. YOU'RE PREVENTING ME FROM DOING MY JOB! WAAAAAAA!
If crying to the other IT members separately doesn't work, then they cry to upper management.
Every IT person who is just trying to do their job is a Mordac to a large group of people. Ignorance or unwillingness to learn the tools of a job is no excuse for sabotaging it or blaming others, and we need to call bullshit on it.
There's been a big focus on security recently that if users are doing the wrong thing, then it's actually the security team's responsibility to make sure that you find a way to make it easy for people to do the right thing. It's a step in the right direction. But there are still some basic standards where we need to say "It's a basic requirement of the job. It's 2016. Get over it, or go a job that's not in an office environment."