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Cybersecurity Decision Makers Viewed as Police or Doom Mongers by Colleagues

Cybersecurity decision makers are viewed as the ‘police’ or ‘doom mongers’ by fellow employees, according to new research commissioned by Thycotic, an access management software provider.

The research was conducted with 100 IT security decision makers in the UK. It found that more than a third (38%) of respondents believe that they are viewed as the ‘policemen’ of their organizations, 30% feel that they are perceived as the ‘doom-mongers’ or disciplinarians, providing additional layers of process that can slow down people’s daily tasks.

Six percent feel that they were seen as a ‘necessary evil’ and a further 27% believe that other employees see the security team as something that runs in the background which they don’t really notice. Of most concern to business leaders, is when IT security decision makers were asked if they’d ever experienced negativity towards their team and their work, 13% said it happened “all the time.”

Read more at Forbes

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