cybersecurity culture

Behind The Curtain: The Downside Of An InfoSec Life | #3

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Carbon Black security strategist Rick McElroy chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for An InfoSec Life about the industry-wide phenomenon that no one is talking about: defender fatigue – part 3.

Tune in to hear Rick talk about the praise and rewards we laud on people in the InfoSec industry for negative behavior that ultimately can damage them physically or mentally, how it behooves you as a leader to create an environment that keeps your team healthy, and what his “oh f#@k” moment was when he knew he needed to change his lifestyle.

Behind The Curtain: The Downside Of An InfoSec Life | #2

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Carbon Black security strategist Rick McElroy chats with ITSPmagazine’s Selena Templeton for An InfoSec Life about the industry-wide phenomenon that no one is talking about: defender fatigue – part 2.

Tune in to hear Rick talk about how he was pushed into the role of leader that he did not want. Not only did all the stress skyrocket, but he experienced the imposter syndrome even more acutely because he was supposed to be THE security expert.

Behind The Curtain: The Downside Of An InfoSec Life | #1

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Rick McElroy recounts the stories that no one is telling.

Recently, my editor-in-chief forwarded me an email asking if I’d like to interview Rick McElroy, a security strategist at Carbon Black, for ITSPmagazine’s podcast and column “An InfoSec Life.” Rick had written a blog post for us called "Cybersecurity Ain’t Easy. Let’s Talk About It!" in which he discussed his own experience with defender fatigue – an industry-wide phenomenon that not a lot of people are talking about.