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7/12/2017
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Majority of IT Security Professionals Work Weekends

A survey finds that 57% of IT security professionals work weekends, and most say they still find their jobs rewarding.

An overwhelming number of IT security professionals consider their jobs rewarding even though 57% report that they work weekends, according to a survey released today by Farsight Security.

The survey, which queried 360 IT security professionals, found 97% indicated they still find their jobs rewarding and that 85% plan to remain working in security. Additionally, nearly a third of survey respondents, 29%, noted they work on average 10-hour days.

According to the survey, 51% of respondents stated they missed an important event more than once, as a result of a security-related incident at their employer.

"Securing the Internet, our businesses, and national infrastructure is one of the world's most critical challenges. Cybersecurity professionals work hard behind the scenes to avert disasters that we rarely hear about, and we need more like them," Paul Vixie, Farsight Security CEO, said in a statement.

Read more about the survey here.

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