Now, more than ever, security teams are being expected to do more with less. Most of the workforce is still remote, broadening the attack surface and making security at scale a critical concern.
Security should be business-led, executive-led, well-understood, and valued. But many times, security teams are just trying to do the best they can or what they feel is the right thing, without the company leadership behind them. Security teams want to feel executives have their backs and understand the value of security to the business.
James Carder, CSO and VP at LogRhythm, said the company hopes to this report helps open a conversation to strengthen the support of security teams, from the board, to the executive team, and the entire organisation.
Along with statistics on how job stress is impacting security professionals, the report looks at causes of the tension and anxiety, and potential ways teams might alleviate and remediate the potential of job burnout.
EXTRACT: The stress level of the security team increases when executive support is lacking, page 6
Those in the security space have been seeing more and more reports of the heightened stress on the security operations centre (SOC) and the analysts and managers who run it. It is no surprise that a whopping 75 per cent of security professionals say they have more work stress now than they did just two years ago. There are many reasons that might factor into this rapid increase of pressure on the SOC team — including evolving threats, digital transformation, rapidly increasing data and changing environments, inadequate security solutions, and under-trained and under-skilled team members.