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The Cybersecurity Firefighter’s Guide To Controlling Burnout

April 18th, 2024
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Stephanie Balaouras , Chiara Bragato , Bill Nagel


The cybersecurity industry continues to focus almost exclusively on technology. This comes at the expense of people — the heart of cyberdefense — as high expectations and limited resources cause stress and harm their well-being. Even as burnout continues to wreak havoc on workers’ productivity, retention, and mental and physical health, the discussion remains subdued. CISOs who hope to support their teams must better understand the nuances of this epidemic, which they can’t mitigate with exhortations to meditate or practice yoga. This report examines burnout in cybersecurity and guides CISOs on how to address it based on their teams’ profiles and the causes of their burnout.

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