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Stress and Burnout Common in Info Security Field


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Career stress and burnout is as common among information security professionals as it is among professionals in other high-stress fields, such as medicine or law. But finding support and information on dealing with info sec career burnout is difficult because resources and knowledge are scant.

"If you do a Google search for info sec burnout, you'll find nothing," said KC Yerrid, an information security and managed services consultant. Yerrid was one of several panelists who took part in a talk focused on IT security burnout and stress held at the 2012 RSA Conference in San Francisco.

The group, all information security veterans, spoke to a packed room about some of the causes of burnout in the info sec field, how to recognize the symptoms, how to seek help and how to reach out to others who may need assistance.

From Computerworld
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