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IT Hiring:  IT Incompetence Breeds Disloyalty and Corruption

Not just foreigners — see IT Hiring: Foreigners — are less loyal and more corrupt so are IT security risks since they are more likely to commit data breaches themselves. IT incompetents in general are.

The first reason for this is that, knowing they are incompetent, they constantly fear for their jobs (practically though, they are not likely to be fired for IT incompetence; see IT Hiring: No Personal Consequences for IT Incompetence, Just Excuses), so adopt the attitude of "get it while you can", including selling data they have access to in their job, which is a data breach. This is the reason background checks are mostly credit checks (even though those are worthless due to IT incompetence; see Equifax Dead: Hacked So Credit Reports Worthless).

The second reason, particularly at higher hierarchical levels and/or in jobs with some sort of information power, is that such IT jobs attract IT incompetents who just want the job for other, often political, purposes. In fact, an IT incompetent in such a job should be a huge red flag.

The prime example is Edward Snowden. Snowden was an IT incompetent high school dropout who worked as an IT tech for Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of IT services to the U.S. Government, particularly defense and intelligence. Through Booz, he worked at the National Security Agency (NSA). While there he hacked the NSA, stealing numerous top secret documents/files/data, and then fled to Russia to avoid execution. This data breach has been called the worst case of espionage in U.S. history; see 9/11 Was Due to IT Incompetence.

Other IT incompetents similarly working at the NSA, as well as other government agencies, like the CIA and FBI, violate, for political purposes, the constitutional privacy and free speech rights of Americans, as the Snowden Files and the more recent Twitter Files prove. (Exposing these crimes still doesn't justify what Snowden did; there are ways within the U.S. legal system this could have been done.)

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