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High Stress Levels Impacting CISOs Physically, Mentally
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REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
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2/20/2019 | 7:56:49 AM
Re: When, not if
Agree - when departments and C-Suite recognize that staffing and resources are primary to proper defense, THEN the stress factor will drop.  Until then we are dealing with sophisticated attacks using Stone Knives and Bearskins (as Spock said so long ago). 
JordanS229
JordanS229,
User Rank: Author
2/19/2019 | 11:02:23 AM
When, not if
I think most CISOs are very well aware that data breaches are a matter of when, not if. Even the largest and best-resourced organizations have fallen victim to data breaches in the past. Furthermore, securing an organization against zero-days is a non-starter if you're the organization being targeted by the new exploit. CISOs have an understandably stressful management role which is reflective of the ever increasing prevalence of cyberattacks and under-resourced security teams. Reduced CISO stress will happen when organizations make information security a priority and provide security teams with the resources required to protect their information and assets. 
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
2/15/2019 | 1:34:34 PM
Stress
It is a huge factor.  I dealt with it badly, for my time in cyber department, used to swing by a local pub 3 times a week for 2 drinks to take the edge off the day.  Ok, just 2 - well, one afternoon had a shot with an army veteran from the MidEast and that just enough to send me and my car into a street sign about 1/10 from home - totalled the car given age.  I decided that this stress problem was not managed the best way LOL.  10 months ago sober and joined a local A.A. group for support.  Social drinker by all accounts, but i don't drink anymore and ability to manage stress has FAR improved!!!    Attitude at work and home is better and healthier plus I save a ton of money along the way.  So WATCH OUT on stress ----- it's a killer in many ways.    (Replaced having 2 drinks with building 52" model battleship- far more pleasant and looks great on the shelf.) 

17% more are resorting to medication of alcohol --- NO KIDDING!!!!!


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