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Security Spills: 9 Problems Causing the Most Stress

Security practitioners reveal what's causing them the most frustration in their roles.
Talent Is Scarce, Problems Are Plentiful
Unforeseen Responsibilities
Employee and End-User Education
A Constant Stream of Threats
Nobody Seems to Get It
IT Complexity Muddles Visibility
Consumers + IoT = Disaster?
Data Governance
Working Together to Face Nation-States
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Cybersecurity isn't an easy gig. It's tough to keep track of the most stressful problems because adversaries are constantly evolving their tactics and security threats are constantly changing.

In fact, the rapid evolution of threats is one of many issues plaguing security pros. The onslaught of emerging threats is made more difficult by lack of resources. All the while, employees are bringing unsecured smartphones and devices into office environments.

"You can't predict what you can't see, and so the adoption of BYOD policies at companies, combined with an increasingly complex network environment, leave organizations susceptible to attack," says YL Ventures principal John Brennan.

Movement to the cloud, vulnerability management, data governance, and choosing, implementing, and managing new security products compound the challenges and give security teams even more to worry about. For small organizations, where one person is responsible for securing everything on his or her own, the list of issues can be overwhelming.

Here, security pros across the industry share what's most stressful about their jobs. What is most stressful about your job? Feel free to jump in the comments section, below, and add to the list.

 
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