Behind the curtain: the downside of An InfoSec Life | #2

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Rick McElroy Recounts The Stories That No One Is Telling

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Carbon Black security strategist Rick McElroy chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for An InfoSec Life about the industry-wide phenomenon that no one is talking about: defender fatigue – part 2.

Tune in to hear Rick talk about the absolute darkest side of an InfoSec life, why leaders need to create a safe and healthy environment so that your employees trust you enough to let you know when they’re struggling, and how if you don’t deal with this stuff, you’re going to run right into the buzzsaw and it’s going to mess you up.

And then stay tuned for Part 3 of this 3-part series as Rick laments that people get praised and rewarded for all the extreme behaviors that have become so typical in InfoSec. Plus he provides a whole lot of suggestions and resources that helped him maintain a better work-life balance and thus a healthier, happier life.

Without further ado, please take a listen to my conversation with Rick McElroy for An InfoSec Life on ITSPmagazine.

Did you miss Part 1 of this series? Don't worry, you can find it here.

Be sure to read Rick's blog post called "Cybersecurity Ain’t Easy. Let’s Talk About It!" in which he discussed his own experience with defender fatigue – an industry-wide phenomenon that not a lot of people are talking about.