27% of security professionals say their mental health has worsened over the past year.
The study, carried out by Tines, also revealed that security professionals believe that their mental state has impacted their productivity.
Tines, an automation specialist, surveyed more than 1000 security professionals in the US and Europe for its State of Mental Health in Cybersecurity report. The report is being published to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and an equivalent event in Europe.
Only 17% of respondents ranked their mental health as “poor”, significantly more said that it has declined throughout 2021.
The results suggest that workplace pressure plays a major role in the state of employees mental health: 66% experience stress at work, while 63% claimed stress levels had risen over the past year.