You're All a Bunch of Phonies! Imposter Syndrome and Information Security

Wednesday, May 15 | 11:00AM–12:00PM CT | Vevey 3, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The far too common problem of imposter syndrome can cause outwardly successful individuals to be riddled with self-doubt. In the fast-paced world of information security, it can be easy to second-guess your abilities and attribute success to sheer luck. The consequences for doing so are severe, hurting your ability to grow, collaborate, and experience enjoyment in your career. In this presentation, we will discuss the signs of imposter syndrome and its impact on IT and InfoSec, as well as some positive steps to help combat self-doubt.

Outcomes: Learn what imposter syndrome is and how to identify it in yourself and others * Learn about the negative consequences of imposter syndrome both professionally and personally * Learn techniques to combat fears brought on by imposter syndrome


  • Tara Hughes

    Interim Chief Information Officer, California State University Maritime Academy

Resources & Downloads

  • Youre All A Bunch of Phonies Imposter Syndrome and Information Security

    Updated on 11/18/2022