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What you can do about a stressed and stretched cybersecurity workforce

More than half (54 per cent) of IT security professionals had either left a job due to overwork or burnout, or worked with someone who did, according to the latest Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec)’s The Security Profession 2019-2020 report. 

The survey highlights the need for management to tackle this growing crisis facing the industry.

The report pointed to potential causes and consequences. It said that security budgets are not keeping pace with the rising threat level – and when security teams are stretched during holidays or busy periods, 64 per cent said their businesses simply ‘hope to cope’ with fewer resources when necessary, while just over half would let routine or non-critical tasks slip.