"Inevitable" Cyberattack Threat Putting CISOs Under Pressure

All is not well in the world of corporate cybersecurity experts who, according to a new report, are under increasing pressure because of the inevitability of a cyberattack. Nominet commissioned a survey of 408 CISOs in the UK and US responsible for the cybersecurity of businesses that have an average of just under 9,000 employees.


The report found that almost every CISO suffers moderate or high stress, with 60 per cent saying that they rarely disconnect from their job. An enormous 88 per cent of those CISOs surveyed are working more than forty hours a week, while 22 per cent said they are available 24/7. American CISOs are particularly bad at disconnecting with almost 90 per cent saying they never have a break for two weeks or more from work.


These high levels of stress have an inevitable effect on a person's health and 17 per cent of those questions admitted to turning to alcohol to help them cope.


This high stress level is commented upon by one of the world's leading experts in the field.


Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos, a business psychologist and lecturer at University College London, said: “It is of paramount importance that we address organisational stress and extra emphasis ought to be paid to CISOs. As a group of employees, they are faced with overwhelming pressure. Errors in their judgment, caused by excessive work-related stress, can indeed have detrimental effects upon business and personal data."

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