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The Dark Side of Cybersecurity: Burnout

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The Dark Side of Cybersecurity: Burnout Veteran CISO Thom Langford on Life After Hitting Bottom Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 25, 2019 Thom Langford, founder, (TL)2

Call to action: Information security teams should "include mental health topics in their team meetings, their management reports and metrics, as well as face to face meetings," according to Thom Langford, head of security consultancy (TL)2.

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In February, Langford authored a personal blog post about his own mental health experiences, recounting the highs and lows of being a global CISO.

Langford took pride in building a high-performing, successful team that never said no, and helping his organization get its EU General Protection Regulation compliance program in place.

But the unrelenting position took a toll on his mental health. As he wrote: "Combine a tough travel schedule and the global, always-on...(continued)

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