The unrelenting threat of ransomware is pushing cybersecurity workers to quit

The unrelenting threat of ransomware is pushing cybersecurity workers to quit

Security researchers have warned of “increasing and unsustainable stress levels” in the cybersecurity workforce resulting from persistent ransomware threats and looming, large-scale attacks, which are pushing security professionals towards abandoning the industry altogether.

A report by cybersecurity company Deep Instinct found that 46% of senior and executive-level cybersecurity professionals have considered quitting the industry due to stress.

This is being driven by an “unrelenting threat from ransomware”, researchers found, as well as supply chain attacks on a scale similar to the 2020 SolarWinds hack and 2021’s Kaseya ransomware incident, both of which had far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for organizations impacted.

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