One area of cybersecurity that often is overlooked is burnout and mental health.
The increasing cyber threat landscape is exhausting. Every sector and every industry are potential targets. It’s important to prepare following the mentality of “it’s not IF, but WHEN you will have to respond to being impacted by a cyber attack.”
Cyber threats lurk 24-7-365, so there is no ability to let down your guard or days off when it comes to cybersecurity. In fact, holidays and days that follow should cause a heightened level of security because that’s when cyber threat actors are expecting people to let their guard and make mistakes.
Constant vigilance these days is needed. Whether you are a tired staff member at any organization reminding yourself to scan each email carefully before deciding it is safe and real, or a cybersecurity or IT worker addressing potential cyber threats, burnout is real and will have a major impact on your cyber posture.
Research organization Forrester found that 66% of cyber professionals experienced extreme stress and burnout.
Here are some good reminders to follow to try to get out in front of the issue:
- Set realistic expectations for your cybersecurity or IT staff
- Manage workload of your staff
- Create and practice a cyber incident response plan to reduce the stress of what you will do when you’re faced with an incident
- Outsource some security tasks
That is where SecuLore comes in to help to complement and enhance your existing IT strategies and staff, to ease the burden with 24-7-365 monitoring by your own dedicated, human-led SOC team that works with your team and is ready to help you respond to threats.
SecuLore is here to partner with your organization and remind you that mistakes happen when workloads and expectations are out of hand, and that cybersecurity is a total team effort that the responsibility of any individual.
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