The State of the Security Team

Are Executives the Problem?

Working in security can sometimes feel as though you are sitting on top of a powder keg. It’s a fact that cybersecurity professionals are reporting higher levels of stress than they did just two years ago. But we wanted to learn the causes of the tension and anxiety — as well as understand potential ways teams might alleviate and remediate the potential of job burnout.

Our global survey of more than 300 security professionals and executives investigated the reasons behind increased stress on security teams, solution capabilities, deployment strategies, technology gaps, and more. In this report, we explore some of the key findings from this research, including:

  • 75% of respondents say they have more work stress than they did just two years ago.
  • 57% of respondents state their security program lacks proper executive support.
  • 93% say they lack the tools they need to detect known security threats.
  • 42% say lack of executive accountability is the number one reason they would leave their jobs.

If you work in security, hearing that stress is impacting your space is likely no surprise. Download The State of the Security Team and learn why your team may be experiencing more stress than ever before, the effect executive support has on your program, and some indicators on how to alleviate some of the issues your team may be facing.

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