Adrian Porter sat down with us to discus his upcoming webinar about what Imposter Syndrome is and how to combat it. To learn more about the webinar on 12 December or register now, go here.
Q: How did you become interested in Impostor Syndrome?
A: I have always struggled with self-image and confidence. I used humor and self-deprecation as coping mechanisms and ways to mask my insecurity. I then became aware of Impostor Syndrome, and it was a HUGE relief to recognize that I was not alone in this struggle. The mere fact that there was a name for this feeling helped me to learn how to cope and hopefully improve my attitude and understanding.
Q: What advice would you give security professionals curious about Impostor Syndrome?
A: We will discuss this in the webinar, but whether you are plagued with this condition or have family members, colleagues, or individuals that report to you; understanding and recognizing the signs and tips on how to alleviate the impact can dramatically help your relationships.
Q: Why should security professionals have Imposter Syndrome on their radar?
A: This is definitely a non-technical topic; however, we are all members of humanity and learning how to lift yourself or others up can help us all with opportunities for growth and creating a better work or home environment. With remote work occurring more regularly, identifying ways to connect and uplift are extremely important.
Adrian Porter is the Senior Data Security Manager for 1-800 CONTACTS and uses his 24+ years experience to improve data security, quality, and consistency for the organization as well as Business Resiliency and Disaster Recovery. His primary goal is to go through life without looking stupid...it is still a work in progress!