CTOs and CIOs to switch jobs by 2025 due to stress


Every professional in cybersecurity dreams of being a CTO or CIO someday. They think the job is having fewer worries and offers a pay-cheque. But in reality, the practical situation is different and isn’t rosy as said.

According to an analysis gathered by Gartner, about half of the security leaders are planning to switch to different roles by 2025, citing extreme stress, budget issues that cannot be convinced about the board and ever-increasing sophistication on cyber impact threats.

So, as a defensive strategy, they are ready to switch to a different field in career or are interested in going for an early retirement.

It’s obvious, as threat actors are always interested in launching social engineering attacks on simple employees, as they are aware of the threats in the existing cyber landscape or are disinterested in playing an active role in safeguarding the IT assets for reasons best known to them.

Gartner’s latest analytics sites 69% employees are interested in taking classes regarding cybersecurity guidelines and if it does good for the company. Rest seems to be disinterested or not at all attentive in following the basic cyber security hygiene that can put a permanent dent to the whole business objective.

Now the big question on how to make employees follow basic security hygiene, so that management of IT becomes easy for the cyber leaders. It’s simple, make them understand on what is lurking on the internet, what their organization could face and how to mitigate the risks. Paying an incentive upon finishing the training or performing well in following a hygiene might work.

Some might disagree with what is being said as it becomes extremely difficult to manage everything under tight budgets. Agree, but what if the boardroom understands the situation and is ready to pay? It becomes easy for the technology leaders as it makes their day-to-day activity go in a smooth flow.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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