Burnout in Cyber Security Prompting Mass Resignation

According to a new study, 95% of cyber professionals reported that they are currently experiencing factors that makes them likely to leave the profession in the next 12 months. In an industry that is already suffering with one of the UKs largest skill gaps, this could leave many businesses and sectors at risk from the increasing threat of cyber attacks.


Two main factors contributing to this are:

  • 42% of professions saying a cyber breach is inevitable and they are scared it will tarnish their career with 87% scared of losing their job becuse of a cyber attack
  • 40% of professionals saying that stress and burnout are heavily impacting their personal lives

With the working environment changing, it's more important than ever to make sure your systems, data, and infrastructure is secure. Bridewell reports that 68% of leaders say it has become harder to recruit the right people to secure and monitor systems over the past 12 months, in part due to intense demand for cybersecurity professionals. Further, 56% of respondents believe the proposed updates to regulations around network and information systems are unfeasible - 55% are still trying to meet the original requirements. Furthermore, 28% of cyber leaders report that they do not believe they have the right skills to secure a remote-working environment, which is more important now than ever before.



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