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Cyber Teams Are Tired, And So Are We!

About the rapid evolution of cybercrime and the toll it takes on security teams

Written by
Santiago Hernández
March 2, 2023

Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field that demands constant vigilance and adaptation to stay ahead of cyber threats. As the number and complexity of cyber attacks increase, security teams are experiencing burnout, leading to significant challenges and potential regulatory risks to an organization.

The volume and complexity of cyber attacks are increasing as we speak. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and employing various techniques to access critical information, systems, and networks. Adding to the drama, the spread of connected devices and the increased use of cloud-based services has expanded the attack surface, making it more challenging to secure digital assets.

Security teams stand at the front line of defense against cyber attacks, and the sheer volume of attacks can be overwhelming, even for the best of us. The pressure to identify, analyze, and respond to threats in record-breaking time is leading to high levels of stress and burnout, affecting the organization and those who stand to protect it. Besides that, we've said it before, and we'll say it again, the lack of talent in the field is not helping the cause.

The annual Magnet Forensics survey polled 492 digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) decision-makers and practitioners mainly based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The respondents reported that the current cybercrime landscape has surpassed ransomware and is hindering their ability to conduct investigations.

DFIR teams are overwhelmed to the bone

Cyber attacks are evolving and becoming increasingly complex, and DFIR teams are finding it challenging to identify the root of the cause. About 43% of respondents stated that it takes them between one week to more than a month to determine the root cause. If that wasn't enough, approximately 1 in 3 respondents reported that identifying the root cause would require either a complete overhaul or significant improvements, indicating the need for more sophisticated approaches to deal with these attacks.

The talent gap ooh the talent gap

The respondents revealed that the global talent shortage, which has resulted in over 755,000 unfulfilled cyber jobs in the US alone, is not helping the situation. Almost one-third of respondents cited recruiting and hiring new DFIR professionals for a security team as challenging. These obstacles, coupled with the increasing complexity of cyber attacks, are leading to burnout among security teams.

It is as clear as day that the shortage of cybersecurity professionals adds to the challenges that DFIR teams face in light of the growing complexity of cyber attacks. Let's tap into the global talent pool to address this challenge! By recruiting and hiring equipped professionals, security teams can improve their ability to investigate and respond to evolving threats, and Seccuri is more than ready to help your organization during the process! By resorting to these sort of strategies, burnout will be a thing of the past and organizations will continue to stand against cyber attacks as they come.

Source: Help Net Security

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