According to Mimecast’s State of Ransomware survey 42 of cybersecurity professionals are considering leaving their role in the next two years due to stress or burnout. Separate surveys have put the figure even higher suggesting nearly two-thirds of cybersecurity professionals are thinking about leaving their jobs. Why do so many cybersecurity professionals feel this way A recent report from Tines entitled Voice of the SOC Analyst offers some clues.
Staffing Less than one-third of cybersecurity professionals say their teams are fully staffed. Workloads Six in 10 professionals report having more work than ever compared to only 14 who said they were Whatsapp Mobile Number List working less. Tedious tasks Nearly two-thirds of cybersecurity professionals say they spend at least half their time on manual tasks. Conversely roughly the same number said at least half their work could be fully automated. Workflows While low staffing and heavy workloads were the top day-to-day challenges limited visibility into the overall threat landscape and poor processes also hindered job satisfaction.
Tellingly cybersecurity professionals experiencing stress on the job don’t always get the help they need. According to a second report from Tines State of Mental Health in Cybersecurity only 57 of cybersecurity professionals say their workplaces provide mental health support and just 54 say their employers prioritize mental health.  It’s worth noting that workers based in the United States are more likely to receive support from their employer compared to those based in Europe.