Cyber Security Professionals Shortage, Burnout & How To Protect Against It | Razorwire Podcast
Welcome to another episode of Razorwire Podcast!
In this episode, our guests are Oliver Rochford of Techcron, who you've met in earlier episodes, and Stefania Chaplain, a solutions architect, discussing the skills shortage, burnout in cyber careers, and remote working.
Cybersecurity offers both rewards and challenges simultaneously. Security providers in their early careers struggle to find work, while recruiters struggle to find the proper role and qualification for their security needs as cybersecurity is a multifaceted field.
We discussed how underappreciation of information security professionals leads to burnout and mental exhaustion. We asked our guests what they've done to avoid burnout in their careers during our interview.
We discuss how working from home has allowed us to spend time with our families, but that permanent remote working has created a distance between our colleagues and us.
This episode is relevant to those new to the infosec field or who have been in it for a long time. Take a listen to this episode and enjoy it. Listen to this episode on your favourite podcasting platform.
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In this episode, we covered the following topics:
Our guest's perspective on the skill shortage in information security
An analysis of the reasons behind the shortage of skills in information security
The cybersecurity recruitment process
An overview of cybersecurity's layers and aspects
The next generation knowledge gap and mentorship's role in filling it
Why infosec professionals burn out
Cybersecurity burnout: how to avoid it
Working from home and building relationships in information security
The benefits of shifting roles to avoid burnout
Check out these other episodes:
Ep 2: The Evolution Of Cyber Security & Trends To Watch For
Ep 3 : The Future Of Security For Working From Home
Ep 1 : Where Should A CISO Sit Within An Organisation?
GUEST BIOS -
– worked in cyber security as a penetration tester, consultant and industry analyst for over 20 years
Oliver has worked in cyber security as a penetration tester, consultant, researcher, and industry analyst for over 20 years. Interviewed, cited, and quoted by media, think tanks, and academia, he has written for Securityweek, CSO Online, and Dark Reading. While working at Gartner, he co-named the Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) market, worked on the SIEM Magic Quadrant, and also covered the European MSSP Market. Prior to joining Securonix, Oliver worked for Qualys, Verizon, Gartner, and Tenable. Oliver is a Senior Director and Security Evangelist at Securonix.
Stefania’s (aka DevStefOps) experience as a Solutions Architect within DevSecOps, Security Awareness and Software Supply Chain Management means she's helped countless organisations understand and implement security throughout their SDLC. As a python developer at heart, Stefania enjoys optimising and improving operational efficiency by scripting and automating processes and creating integrations. She is a member of OWASP DevSlop, hosting their technical shows. When not at a computer, Stefania enjoys surfing, yoga and looking after all her tropical plants.
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