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IDG Contributor Network: Take a vacation, rely on automation

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 19, 2016.

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    As Labor Day quickly approaches, we can't help but fear the inevitable end of summer. If you haven't gotten your vacation in this season, it's time. If you feel like you can't take a vacation--or even worse, that no one on your team can take a vacation--it's time to reevaluate.

    For both the new and the veteran CISO or CSO, the fear of burn out looms large in what is often an unforgiving and underappreciated role. True, the CISOs first goal is to protect their business, but they also have to do so in a way that allows agility and avoids overworking their IT and security team.

    The tremendous burnout rate has resulted in the shortage of high level security experts, so those who remain want to make sure the team they have is happy and fulfilled. That's sometimes easier said than done, especially when the resources for the technology that can alleviate some of the stress and pressure of the job are limited.

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