Careers, Compliance, Leadership

Security Industry Burnout, Part 2 – Rick McElroy – SCW #93

With cybersecurity skills already in short supply, the prospect of losing what little workforce there is to pull from to resignations (especially in the context of the ‘Great Resignation’), is a disturbing one. Rick McElroy will speak to the causes of security burnout and the steps organizations need to take to prevent the loss of the precious resource that is security talent. He will share supporting research findings from VMware's latest Global Incident Response Threat Report: Manipulating Reality.

Segment Resources:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/security/global-incident-response-threat-report-manipulating-reality.html

Full episode and show notes

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Guest

Rick McElroy
Rick McElroy
Principal Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware

Rick McElroy is a Principal Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware. He has 24 years of information security experience educating and advising organizations on reducing their risk posture and tackling tough security challenges. Previously, he held security positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, and in several industries including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education. Rick can be reached online at @InfoSecRick and at the VMware company website.

Hosts

Jeff Man
Jeff Man
#HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems
Fredrick "Flee" Lee
Fredrick "Flee" Lee
CSO at Gusto
Johanna Baum
Johanna Baum
CEO, Founder at Strategic Security Solutions
Kat Valentine
Kat Valentine
Compliance Free Agent (Consultant) at Osmosis Security
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