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would you say that working in IT security can be stressful?


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Monique’s Answer

Hi Jeshua :)

Who have you been talking too? LOL Great question and I will say any position you take may be stressful it all depends on the individual and how they deal with current issues your faced with.

There's a term out there " Emotional Intelligence" its very real and learning how to incorporate this into your daily life will sustain you through out your career.

Security "can be stressful" you have to remember you play an important role in keeping the company thriving. You have a responsibility to Stakeholders and BoardMembers. They have assets that require your continual attention as you have threat agents both internal and external who are looking for that exploit and that alone is stressful especially when you're receiving an abundant amount of false positive alerts.

But understand something as well, the community of Cyber Security is like no other. Your dealing with solid, ethical, educated individuals from all backgrounds who have the same goal, removing those vulnerabilities and allowing for information to remain confidential, integral and available for those who been allotted the proper permissions.

I hope this helps you in making your decision.
Good Luck,

Monique Clarke

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Tina’s Answer

As you have seen from the previous answers it really depends on you and your ability to balance. This field, as well as many others has its degrees of stress. For instance, if there is a compromise that could be considered stressful yet if you have prepared for such an event and have practiced protocols in place ... it is not and you manage the incident.

I have found in my career that preparation is key. Operating under the mindset that you WILL have an incident, or issue allows you to mentally plot out scenarios and responses. Developing playbooks or a computer security incident response plan, also assists in managing incidents and ones stress.

Keep an open mind, be creative and take a breath. The bad actors do and so must we. Most importantly, if you have a passion for this work, remember it is a career not just a job. For me, that takes the stress out, well that and balance. Balance of work / life and ensuring I am in step with my leadership. Having leadership support is important to ensuring balance of priorities, needs, and resources.

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Monique’s Answer

Hi Jeshua :)

Who have you been talking too? LOL Great question and I will say any position you take may be stressful it all depends on the individual and how they deal with current issues your faced with.

There's a term out there " Emotional Intelligence" its very real and learning how to incorporate this into your daily life will sustain you through out your career.

Security "can be stressful" you have to remember you play an important role in keeping the company thriving. You have a responsibility to Stakeholders and BoardMembers. They have assets that require your continual attention as you have threat agents both internal and external who are looking for that exploit and that alone is stressful especially when you're receiving an abundant amount of false positive alerts.

But understand something as well, the community of Cyber Security is like no other. Your dealing with solid, ethical, educated individuals from all backgrounds who have the same goal, removing those vulnerabilities and allowing for information to remain confidential, integral and available for those who been allotted the proper permissions.

I hope this helps you in making your decision.
Good Luck,

Monique Clarke

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Race’s Answer

Absolutely!

However, difference jobs also got the difference stress levels, depends how you deal with it and make work-life balance.

Nowadays, internet is the main steams all over the world, therefore all the business need IT for helping them to secure their network, the importance thing you need to understand is IT changed people life, so if you willing to devoted yourself into the industry, keep it up and thank you for making people's lives better.

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Carlos’s Answer

This depends on many things. 1.) Any job can have its stressful moments - if you enjoy what you are doing though you will feel accomplished when you overcome those moments. 2.) IT Security has a broad range of roles you could pursue, anything from Operations and Finance to being a Developer. All these roles can have different levels of stress for different reasons. For example, if the unknown stresses you out then being given a vague problem to solve can lead to stress or maybe being on a time crunch can stress you out. As you learn what causes you stress you also learn how to deal with it - whatever the job may be.

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Prakash’s Answer

Depends on many factors. Key ones mentioned,
- The role you pursue
- The organization you work for
- Shifts you work
- Relationship with your manager

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