"Cybersecurity professionals are trying to save everyone. Does someone need to save them?"
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.”
THE CRACKS ARE APPEARING
- The vast majority of CISOs (88%) admit to being moderately or tremendously stressed (Nominet).
- Nearly half of CISOs say work stress has had a detrimental impact on their mental health, double previous years (Nominet).
- Nearly a third of CISOs, 31%, reported that their stress had impacted their physical health (Nominet).
- 65% of SOC professionals say stress has caused them to think about quitting (Ponemon).
- 64% of cybersecurity professionals have considered quitting their jobs and 63% have considered leaving the industry altogether specifically because of stress and burnout (Symantec).
- The most comprehensive and accurate insights into the mental strength, resilience, and vulnerability of one of the most important employee groups
- An important tool in identifying the biggest mental weaknesses and vulnerabilities in this group and where the greatest attention and mitigation is required.
- The more we know about the emotional and mental health challenges, the better prepared we are to effectively address them.
- Tracking and measuring the changes in mental wellness and challenges amongst these professionals over months and years.
- An opportunity to craft effective coping and management skills that will work best for the needs of this specific group.
- Preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals for the less visible challenges and obstacles they might encounter.
- Sharing your struggles is a powerful therapy on its own, and it’s important these professionals know they’re being listened to.
- Creating tools and programs for employers to minimize the stressors and maximize the resilience of these professionals.
- A chance to use this program to create a blueprint for employee mental wellness across the entire organization and workforce.
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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?