Sure, but as a NY state resident a NY governor ignoring that team out of some mixture of arrogance, ambition, expediency, and stupidity is all too believable. And heck there was another politician out of NYC not too long ago who had a higher office than governor and a bigger team of aides and made decisions consulting with people who were much worse than Wheatley. So it's not all that unrealistic. Or maybe reality needs better writers?
Wheatley has been an expert in cyber crime from the beginning - both his criminal activities and his legitimate business front were tech oriented,