Neal_OFarrellIn this episode, we are speaking to Neal O'Farrell, Founder of the PsyberResilience Project. He started a movement to develop a mental health baseline among cybersecurity professionals and to tackle the issues of cybersecurity stress and burnout. He says burnout hurts your organizational security posture and is causing us to lose important people and widen the talent gap. Also, what are the top causes of cybersecurity burnout?

@7:55 O'Farrell says: "One thing that's come on very strong is unrealistic expectations. This I hear repeatedly. They think we know all this stuff, they think that we're capable of working 12, 14, 16 hour days there. They think that we constantly know about the new threats before any one else, that we have unpacked and understand all these vendor tools, that we win all the time. There's no kind of theory of acceptable losses in security. So unrealistic expectations certainly is up there in the top five."

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•  Trend Micro updates "Know the Symptoms: Protect Your Devices While Working from Home": https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/know-the-symptoms-protect-your-devices-while-working-from-home

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