reason #4 why infosec and journalism don’t usually mix

What gets more eyeballs to a popularity-driven “normal” news site? Is it talking about positive leaders and ideas in digital security, or it is piling onto infosec train wrecks like Greg Evans? It’s one thing to out charlatans in our industry and make sure their profile and truth get out (many examples of this, including podcast spots), but it’s entirely another to post useless articles with no value just because the guy’s name gets you 12 retweet mentions.

It’s this sort of train wreck journalism that turns me off to most mainstream services (and masses of people in general), where it’s more popular to talk about useless drama than it is positive leaders and examples of things that go right.