These 3 Mistakes Will Destroy Your Cybersecurity Career

Learn and Avoid these mistakes at all costs!

Taimur Ijlal
4 min readAug 24, 2023


Let me tell you a quick story about a Cybersecurity Analyst called Tom.

Tom started his career in 2015 at a small tech firm and dived headfirst into every cybersecurity issue he could find.

Eager to make a great first impression, he was hands-on with the security solutions and helped drive change.

But as time went on and his career progressed, Tom made certain blunders, resulting in wasted time and stress!

In this article, we are going to see the top 3 mistakes that he made, which every Cybersecurity professional should avoid.

These lessons are honestly timeline and apply to pretty much any cybersecurity field.

LESSON 1 — Not Developing Management Skills

In 2015, Tom was an absolute boss when it came to cybersecurity skills

He knew the environment inside out and was the go-to guy when it came to solving any technical security issue

The management recognized his skills and promoted him to managing a team

This is where the trouble began



Taimur Ijlal

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