In the healthcare world there has been a lot of discussion around identifying the causes and solutions to physician burnout. However, burnout is not limited to the healthcare profession. This interesting topic came to us from Dark Reading in their article, “Suffering SOC Saga Continues.”

A recent study revealed that more than half of IT and security professionals consider their security operations center ineffectual. Add to that: the long hours, alert overload, and incomplete visibility, over 65% considering quitting their jobs.

The saga of the stressed-out technology security professionals has been well documented over the past few years. As organizations continue to evaluate potential risks and threats, security tools are the new trend. And who is charge of implementing and maintaining those tools?

Nearly 70% of organizations report that their security operations center is essential or very important to their security position. The numbers don’t add up. It seems like they need to focus on their staff as much as the tools.

Melody K. Smith

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