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High Stress Levels Impacting CISOs Physically, Mentally

Some have even turned to alcohol and medication to cope with pressure.

A quarter of chief information security officers (CISOs) suffer from mental and health disorders as a result of tremendous and growing work pressures, a new survey shows.

Contributing to the strain are concerns about job security, inadequate budget and resources, and a continued lack of support from the board and upper management.

Domain name registry service provider Nominet recently polled 408 CISOs working at midsize and large organizations in the United Kingdom and United States about the challenges they encounter in their jobs.

A whopping 91% of the respondents admitted to experiencing moderate to high stress, and 26% said the stress was impacting them mentally and physically. A troubling 17% of the CISOs who took Nominet's survey admitted to turning to alcohol and medication to deal with the stress, and 23% said their work was ruining personal relationships.

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https://www.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/high-stress-levels-impacting-cisos-physically-mentally/d/d-id/1333888