Layer 2 person spoofing and impostor syndrome presented at bsideswellington 2017

by Ben Hughes,

Summary : Now that infosec rock stars are appearing on TV shows, they're in headlines, and the stars of Golden Globe winning TV shows about hackers are giving Q&As at RSA, it's safe to say that security has some status (this may not be reflected in your current budget). With there now being 100s of security conferences around the world, Def Con now having 25,000 attendees (and apparently one shower) means that there is more research, more publications, and even more ego than ever.
And then there's me. Little old me.
"Impostor syndrome, a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud"."
I have this, or at least, people tell me I do. I'm not convinced I do, and just think I'm not worthy of being anywhere. Maybe this is you too? If you do, or know someone who does, I'd like to talk about my experiences with it, what has helped, what hasn't helped, and especially why I think it's so prevalent in both tech and especially infosec, and how we can bring the system down!