Debunking Cybersecurity Myths — Lessons From A 20 year old veteran

Are you making these mistakes when working in Cybersecurity?

Taimur Ijlal


First things first .. I have worked in Cybersecurity for over 20 years but do not consider myself an “expert” by any means

My long experience, however has given me some perspective on how much this industry has evolved over the years

In this article I want to debunk some common misconceptions that newcomers and even experienced professionals make when working in cybersecurity.

Lets Dive In !

MYTH 1 — Boards are Not Tech Savvy

This stereotype rarely exists anymore

A few years back was common for the boardroom to be filled with tech-averse individuals who couldn’t tell a firewall from a fire hydrant.

Times have changed!

Boards today are more tech-savvy than ever before.

They have realized that cybersecurity is not just an IT issue, but a business imperative.

Gone are the days when they asked for “the IT guy who resets the passwords”

Now, they ask insightful questions about data breaches, risk assessments, and compliance frameworks.

So, let’s leave behind the outdated stereotype and embrace a new era of boardroom tech prowess!

MYTH 2 — More Complexity Means More Security!

The age-old belief that the more complex your security measures, the safer you’ll be.

Dont get me wrong .. the tried and tested method of Defense in Depth is still as valid today as it was decades ago

I am talking about making your cybersecurity framework so complex that barely anyone can see the big picture

In reality, complexity can lead to confusion and even more vulnerabilities.



Taimur Ijlal

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