1. Overconfidence 2. Bypass corporate controls 3. Negligence towards false positives 4. Failing to review the environment as a whole 5. Disregarding the user 6. Letting your skills lapse 7. Not patching immediately 8. Alert fatigue syndrome 9. Relying too heavy on third party vendors 10. Ignoring the business side
Demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to rise, with the projected talent gap in the field reaching 1.8 million jobs by 2022. Those that take on these roles play a key role in the enterprise, as the average cost of a data breach worldwide is now $3.62 million. A number of common mistakes arise in the field that can make your job more difficult and put your company at risk. Here are 10 bad habits cybersecurity workers must break to be most effective in their role.