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There are some things about this industry that have been giving me a bit of a headache. So, I thought I’d give you all the rundown on the different types of stress that come with working in IT security and some fair dinkum solutions to help ease the tension.

The stress of always learning

As a newbie to the game, I’m quickly realizing that technology is constantly changing, and keeping up can be a bit of a bummer. It can feel like there’s always something new to learn, and sometimes it’s bloody hard to keep up. But, a solution to this is to focus on one area of expertise at a time. By breaking it down into manageable chunks, I can get my head around one thing before moving on to the next.

The stress of not knowing everything

In IT security, there are a lot of unknowns, and it can be a bit of a bummer feeling like I don’t know enough to be useful. But, it’s important to remember that nobody knows everything, and it’s okay to ask for a hand. My workmates have been tops in answering my questions and giving me the goss to help me learn more.

The stress of being on high alert

In IT security, there’s no rest for the wicked. Cybersecurity threats can come at any time, and it’s important to always be on the lookout. This can be a bit of a drain, but a solution is to take breaks when needed. It’s important to take a step back from the computer and give my noggin a bit of a break. Whether it’s going for a walkabout, doing some yoga, or even just taking a quick kip, taking breaks can help me stay refreshed and focused.

The stress of not being able to prevent everything

Even with top-notch cybersecurity measures in place, there’s always a chance that something will slip through the cracks. It can be a bit of a bummer to feel like there’s always something that could go wrong. But, it’s important to remember that it’s impossible to prevent everything, and to focus on what we can control. By doing our best and taking necessary precautions, we can minimize the risk of a cyberattack.

In conclusion, IT security can be a bit of a bummer to work in, but it’s also a bloody rewarding field. By focusing on one thing at a time, asking for a hand when needed, taking breaks, and accepting that we can’t prevent everything, we can alleviate some of the stress that comes with the job. And, of course, a good sense of humour always helps too! Happy cybersecurity-ing, cobbers!