The internet has become a much more hostile landscape due to the rise of malicious actors and cyber threats, and it can be stressful due to the fact that this is the kind of thing that could potentially put your security at risk while online. . Despite that being the case, the cybersecurity industry struggles to find people to hire, and those they hire are usually overworked.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the majority of cybersecurity professionals are more stressed these days, everything has been considered and taken into account. A new report from Tines has given some details about what is happening. With all of that said and now dismissed, it is important to note that 66% of people working in cybersecurity say they are stressed about their job, with 22% being extremely stressed, 23% being quite stressed. and a further 21% being a bit stressed.
27% of people in the industry said their mental health had declined over the past year. This is still lower than the 39% who said their mental health had improved and the 34% who said it had stayed the same, but it still means that more than a quarter of professionals working in cybersecurity are experiencing a decrease in the vitality of their minds.
More than half of cybersecurity professionals, or 58% to be precise, are currently taking medication for mental health. This is a major issue as 64% of workers said their mental health was a barrier to their work. Exactly the same percentage, 64%, said their work contributed to their poor mental health, suggesting a vicious cycle that they would struggle to break out of. More attention needs to be paid to employees who protect cybersecurity, as their poor performance could have a broader impact on multiple sectors.
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