About The Project
To measure and address the impact of stress, burnout, and mental health issues in the cybersecurity workforce. Learn more.
About The Survey
Consists of just 20 questions, is completely anonymous, and takes an average of just 4 minutes to complete. Take the survey now.
Why It Matters
PsyberResilience is critically important in making sure our digital first responders don’t break in their efforts to protect us. Learn More.
Respondents have listed more than two dozen reasons they feel stressed or chronically stressed in security. Learn more.
It’s Time For A Critically Important Conversation About The Role Of PsyberResilience In Your Risk Management
A recent article by Dark Reading summed up the challenge “The industry is beginning now to talk openly about “burnout” – but beyond leaving infosec professionals feeling frustrated and tired, the job can leave some feeling isolated, unwell, and unsafe.
And that’s a problem not just for the professionals in the industry – it’s an issue that reverberates into their families, their world views, and the cybersecurity of the businesses and systems they aim to protect.”
How Can We Help?
- Free peer support for anyone working in security and struggling with stress, burnout, or mental health issues.
- Free guides and checklists to help you build your own personal stress management plan.
- A new Slack channel to share, vent, learn, and get support.
- A growing media campaign to raise awareness of the critical importance of a mentally healthy security workforce.
- Training programs for security teams and security leaders, to help minimize the dangers and harm from mental exhaustion and burnout.
News, Articles, and Updates
A Primer on Stress
The Holy Grail of stress management is finding a sweet middle ground – the right amount of stress at just the right...
What’s Creating The Stress In Cybersecurity?
These are just some of the reasons cited by cybersecurity professionals for the sharp increase in stress and burnout over the...
Beyond Burnout: What Is Cybersecurity Doing to Us? (Dark Reading)
You can hear it gurgling through every conversation at a cybersecurity conference, from the expo floor to the press room to the...
CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST WITH BRUCE SUSSMAN OF SECUREWORLD EXPO
Cybersecurity Burnout and Mental Health
In this episode, we are speaking to Neal O’Farrell, Founder of the PsyberResilience Project. He started a movement to develop a mental health baseline among cybersecurity professionals and to tackle the issues of cybersecurity stress and burnout. CHECK IT OUT HERE.
THOUGHTS FROM THE FRONTLINE
“Stress is a serious risk to your organization’s security posture. CISOs need to understand why cyber teams face so much pressure and create a response plan for a healthier workforce.”
IBM Security Intelligence,
The vast majority (82%) of cyber security professionals report feeling burnt out.
The impact on cyber defenders’ lives is deeply concerning, as are the broader implications for security.
MIT Technology Review,
"A perfect storm is causing overload and stress for cyber security professionals."
Cybersecurity professionals are trying to save everyone. Does someone need to save them?