Gar O’Hara is joined this by Jessica Lee – founder and owner of Jessica Lee Consulting. Jess has a deep background in organisational psychology. She’s worked in nearly every vertical and before going out on her own worked for big names like Diageo, Jurlique and Universal Music. Jess was the perfect person to talk about a very, very important resilience topic – mental health and wellbeing.
We all know about CISO burnout, the stats are scary. The average tenure for a CISO is 26 months, with nearly a third reporting stress impacting their health, and an increase in the use of alcohol and medication. Jess talks us through what she is seeing in organisations during COVID, with some cracking insights on the differences between stress and burnout, how much it can cost organisations, and perhaps most important of all - how to engage in self-care.
With so many people feeling stressed, the level of uncertainty that exists for many people during this time, and with how much burnout happens in the cyber industry even during normal times, this is an important conversation.
Find out more about Jessica Lee Consulting and how they are advancing business through psychology here: https://www.jessicaleeconsulting.com
Check out the links below for more resources on mental health and wellbeing in Cyber Security
- CISO stress and burnout cause high churn rate (SearchSecurity) - https://bit.ly/33Ra8mK
- Why burnout is such a problem for CISOs (Forbes): https://bit.ly/3djBs0l
- Positive Psychology resources from PERMA (Martin Seligman): https://bit.ly/34LJ2wK
- TED Talks to listen to when feeling burned out (TED Talks): https://bit.ly/2GYn954