Why cybersecurity staff burn out, and what to do about it

Why cybersecurity staff burn out, and what to do about it

The 'cyber skills gap' results from lack of support, career path and understanding risk

John Leonard
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Based on Computing's research and interviews with two experts in the field, we look at the causes of burnout among cybersecurity professionals and how more attention paid to this issue at board level could help shore up defences.

Cyber security is one of the most important roles in IT. It's also among the most stressful with a high rate of dropping out. Almost half of 100 senior IT professionals surveyed by Computing said security...

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