Whether it’s establishing a cyber security framework, leading an infosec team, managing technology stacks, overseeing compliance, or balancing the budget, there’s a lot on your plate each day. This can be overwhelming.
Moments of acute stress are common, especially for those in leadership positions. But cyber security leaders are facing significantly high stress levels. As a result, CISO tenures average 18-26 months, far shorter than that of most other C-suite roles.
And while this pressure directly impacts security leaders, it can also affect the security posture of entire organisations.
Let’s start by unpacking four main reasons why CISOs are feeling the burn. We’ll then deliver key intel and actionable tips you can use to manage cyber threats, tools, risk, budgets, and stress more effectively.