Mission Critical With Karen Worstell | Episode THREE | With Rick McElroy

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By Karen Worstell

Welcome to Mission Critical.
A new talk show on ITSPmagazine, hosted by Karen Worstell.

This is Episode THREE

In this episode, Rick McElroy talks about the people equation behind cybersecurity and the importance of asking the questions around burnout among cybersecurity professionals.

The issue is starting to get more attention—we’re seeing sessions at RSA Conference, DEFCON, and Blackhat.

Defenders suffer from lack of time—not having enough to do a good job, to allocate to key relationships such as family, and also spending time with and on themselves. We owe it to ourselves, and to the community, to figure this out.

We talk about boundaries, the need for meaningful conversation, finding answers, and archetypes, and how much we LOVE this community.

We have to take care of each other. And embrace the weirdness of us! We NEED to be different thinkers—let’s find ways to support that!

The wheel of life that we talk about is below. Follow the guide below to see what your own wheel looks like.

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  • Make the sections reflect what is important to you.

  • The rating goes from 0 at the center to 10.

  • Fill in the sections—draw a line across each section from dot to dot that corresponds to the value you choose for your personal rating in that area.

  • Fill in the sections from the center to the line you drew.

How well does this wheel roll down your road of life? What would you change?


I hope you enjoy this conversation!

Karen


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ITSPmagazine is, and will always be, a free publication.

Our mission is to raise awareness for cybersecurity by making it understandable, accessible, and part of everyone’s everyday life.

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