It’s no secret that cybersecurity jobs are burning people out. It’s a high-pressure environment that ever seems to be ratcheting up the daily demand on security professionals. There are many reasons for this, but underlying them all is the way we think about security. By consciously recognizing these mindsets we can change them and better position everyone for success.
Why mindset matters
Cybersecurity is a highly technical field. In one way, it’s a hard science. But in another, it’s a very human battle, driven by psychology and morale. Underlying the effectiveness of security professionals is their mental state. This is affected by several assumptions that the industry at large holds about security and its role in business.