comfortable behind the pseudo-anonymity of their Fawkes masks...
...as opposed to the lack of pseudo-anonymity that comes from using a name like "perlcat"?
What difference does it make if people are using AC, there's valid points being made here.
If a company uses this interrogation approach then all it will result in is
a) more and more lying after incidents because everybody's terrified they'll get fired for trying to do the right thing but cocking it up;
b) a culture of constant blame shift in a desperate attempt not to have a consultant finger one of your team, and
c) Dominic's pockets getting fatter and fatter.
I'm a major incident & problem manager and in our root cause reviews I don't give a shit which individual caused the incident, I just want to know what is being done by the relevant supplier/operational team/etc to ensure that a similar incident doesn't occur again. Whether that's tightening access rights, training, documentation, or whatever else. Blaming one person and shitting up the entire IT staff while you're working out who to blame doesn't help anybody. Except Dom obviously.