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Devo and Cybermindz Partner to Address the Mental Health of Front-Line Cybersecurity Workers in the US

August 1, 2023

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 1, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- Devo Technology, the cloud-native security analytics company, today announced its financial support for Cybermindz, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of cybersecurity professionals. Founded in Australia just over one year ago, Cybermindz entered the U.S. in April to expand its global reach.

A recent study found that 55% of SOC analysts have considered leaving their jobs due to stress. New applications of AI-powered security tools are being applied to reduce analyst workloads and alleviate burnout, but they are only one piece of the puzzle. While Devo believes in the future of AI, it recognizes that solving mental health challenges requires a two-pronged approach. That's why the company is also proud to support organizations such as Cybermindz.

"When more than half of entry-level cybersecurity staff have considered quitting due to stress and anxiety, it's clear that something needs to change – and as quickly as possible. Bringing our services to the U.S. is part of our larger goal of international expansion, with a UK launch in September 2023. Partners like Devo are bringing this goal into reality," said Peter Coroneos, founder and executive chairman, Cybermindz.

Cybermindz implements the evidence-based iRest protocol, which has found success within the US Military for almost 20 years and is used to treat conditions like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

"Day after day, SOC analysts are burdened by an onslaught of alerts, understaffed teams, and high levels of pressure to succeed, leaving them with unmanageable workloads and chronic stress," said Marc van Zadelhoff, CEO, Devo"We're supporting Cybermindz's expansion into the U.S. to provide more resources for cybersecurity professionals to manage their mental well-being. By layering in wellness initiatives like Cybermindz's neuroscience-backed program and cutting-edge security technology like Devo, companies will further reduce analyst stress and burnout and ultimately, contribute to a better future for this field." 

Organizations and customers of Devo and Cybermindz can participate in this partnership in several ways:

  • Devo will donate $10 for every visitor it receives at its Black Hat booth #2160, in addition to a lump-sum donation.

  • Organizations can partner with Cybermindz at https://cybermindz.org/

  • Cybermindz offers a pilot mental health program available for early adopters.

About Devo

Devo is the only cloud-native security analytics platform that combines the power of people and intelligent automation to confidently defend expanding attack surfaces. An ally in keeping your organization secure, Devo augments security teams with AI — enabling you to continuously scale SOC efficiency, increase the speed of threat detection and response, and gain greater clarity to empower bold action, minimize risk, and maximize outcomes. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Devo is backed by Insight Partners, Georgian, TCV, General Atlantic, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kibo Ventures and Eurazeo. Learn more at www.devo.com.

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