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2/13/2018 | 1:15:40 PM
Cybersecurity is a constant battle.
Of course, SOC Analysis is a high burnout job. After 17 years in the cybersecurity field, directly and indirectly, the refusal to see security as a critical business process will burn out the most idealistic and enthusiastic practitioner. If the employee has to face dismissive administration on a daily basis, how do you think they'll react? I'm surprised that more insider threats don't come from the cybersecurity professionals after being treated like a leper for most of their careers. Our jobs aren't to make life harder for the users, but for the cybercriminals that take advantage of them. Somehow, through cultural pressure, the cybersecurity professional has become almost a derogatory term thanks to the lack of understanding from management perspectives. We have to lead up the chain of authority but we've become Sisyphus pushing the cybersecurity boulder up the hill for all eternity because it's not the easiest solution. We need support from our co-workers and especially our leadership to take security more seriously.


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