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Why Cybersecurity Burnout Is Real (and What to Do About It)
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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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2/27/2019 | 10:36:47 AM
Re: Stress
See my note above regarding 3 days a week
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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2/26/2019 | 10:38:18 AM
Re: Being aware
One correction - stopping by the pub was not everyday - THAT would be way too much.  About 3 days a week so that was a sounding board for a road I almost started to turn down - alcoholic - and fortunate that i turned down my entrance home and nailed a street sign instead.  But no- not every day - bad writing that. 
Dr.T
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2/26/2019 | 10:34:57 AM
Being aware
As a practitioner, be vocal about your state of mental well-being and stress level. Be self-aware, and don't be ashamed. This is a good point. Sometimes we burn out but not aware of it. Make people around us miserable too.
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2/26/2019 | 10:32:18 AM
Re: Stress
since i turned off the bar tap, I also re-discovered an old hobby and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hoppy is a great idea to deal with stress I think. I like running in the mornings, that helps a lot.
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Dr.T,
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2/26/2019 | 10:30:52 AM
Re: Stress
Stress is a killer and more so in Cyber than normal IT support. I agree. Most IT work is stressful, mostly thinks that are supposed to work not working and you scratch you head how it could be.
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2/26/2019 | 10:29:14 AM
Re: Stress
At the end of every working day I would visit the Black Diamond pub for two down-ones and take the day down a notch. 3 nights a week That should certainly help. Every day? Maybe a not too much for me. :)).
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2/26/2019 | 10:27:24 AM
Security professionals
advanced malware and zero-day vulnerabilities as the top cause for the operational pressure that security practitioners experience. The problem lies in here, only security professionals feel this way, the rest of the organization rest well in most cases.
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2/25/2019 | 5:22:55 AM
Re: Stress
So this is why it is.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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2/21/2019 | 3:28:29 PM
Stress
At the end of every working day I would visit the Black Diamond pub for two down-ones and take the day down a notch.  3 nights a week - OK- not bad and nothing near what bad can be.  One night I had an exgtra shot with a solider returning from service and THAT was just enough to let me drive into a street sign.  Ruined radiator, and the car long with it.  I was lucky - just a street sign but stress was there from my job in malware forensics.  So I gave up - totally.  Social drinker but joined A.A. to rest assured that does not happen EVER and 11 months sober now and much happier.  Stress is a killer and more so in Cyber than normal IT support.  Highly recommend this article to all who are burned out exiting the building and heading home.   17% of CISC managers consider the drink as a defense.  I do not say no but WATCH OUT.  

 

Replacing stress - one more comment - since i turned off the bar tap, I also re-discovered an old hobby and thoroughly enjoyed it.  When I was 17 I built the Nichimo 1:200 model of the Japanese Battleship YAMATO and at 52" long it is a monster.  THAT model did not survive the years, so last August purchased a new one and built it.  When done, I moved office furniture to display it.  True.  It was my end-day therapy project, putting down all the hell of cyber secuyrity to spend 20 min figuring out a 5" gun placement, a delicate part or painting.  I bought an enormous quantity of extra(s) for the project and 5 months into it = done.  Radio control and pending Maiden Voyage in my son-in-law's pool this weekend (it is too large for the bathtub).   So in stress, find an alternative you can enjoy and spend time on.  Better than the bar tap too.  Probable as expensive though but more sane. 


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