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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.

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SC Unlocks: Ransomware

SC Unlocks: Ransomware will be a platform for cybersecurity professionals to learn more about the magnitude and depth of recent attacks and how to deal with them as and when they happen to you. The conference will cover how malicious software continues to extort money from businesses and their staff, and we will discuss when/if ever it is appropriate to pay the ransom.