Bloomberg cybersecurity and hackers reporter, Jul 2019 –
No IT education.
Only playing video games (seriously).
Most Important IT Credential: An IT Education
Principles of IT
. Turton also isn't old enough to have done
the years of study required to get a good IT education and
then the years of IT experience; see IT
Hiring: Young Does Not Mean IT Expert
II: The Massive Microsoft Email Data Breach Sequel
Much of the American reporting on this sequel Microsoft
email doomsday data breach — the media missed the
first one — was based on a Bloomberg News article by
William Turton and Jordan Robertson. Foolishly, the article
quotes Alex Stamos as their cybersecurity expert. Alex Stamos was
(Mar 2014 – Jun 2015) CISO of Yahoo during their two
massive data breaches (late 2014) that compromised 500
million and 1 billion user accounts. Then Stamos was (Jun
2015 – Aug 2018) CISO of Facebook during its massive
data breach (Jul 2017 – Aug 2018) that compromised 50
million user accounts. See Yahoo-Then-Facebook
CISO Alex Stamos Allows Yet Another Massive Data
Robertson is the cybersecurity reporter for Bloomberg
but only has a bachelor's in journalism from a low-ranked
California college and a master's in filmmaking from "No
Free Speech" University of California, Berkeley. He plays
second fiddle to article first author William Turton, who
may not even be old enough to have gone to
William Turton was hailed as a
reporter wunderkind, particularly about cybersecurity,
when just a few years ago as a teenager he was writing about
video game playing and "broke" a story about "hackers"
briefly taking down the Sony PlayStation and
Microsoft Xbox Live networks, as part of a marketing scheme.
The IT incompetent media is
full of IT incompetent older people who think young people
must inherently be IT experts, which is exactly wrong since
becoming an IT expert takes years of study at good
universities and then years of IT experience. So now a
leading national news source, Bloomberg, is letting a
foolish kid write influential stories about national
security that could lead to war.
If this sequel wasn't such a real tragedy, it would indeed
be a comedy.