What you will learn
This report establishes a clear connection between employee burnout and cyberthreat exposure, as ready-to-resign and otherwise disengaged employees let down their guards and skirt their companies’ rules and protocols. Among our findings:
- Burned-out employees were 3 times as likely as others to say security rules and policies “aren’t worth the hassle.”
- Security professionals were twice as likely as others to say that due to burnout, they’re “completely checked out” at work.
- Nearly half of burned-out security professionals say it’s unrealistic for companies to be aware of and manage all apps and devices that employees use.
When even a small number of people relax their vigilance, organizations are at grave risk. Pervasive burnout among security professionals and other employees presents a significant cybersecurity threat.