Sense of duty to protect others cited amongst the top reasons 77% of respondents entered Incident Response (IR)
Ransomware has exacerbated the psychological demands of IR for 81% of respondents
Majority of respondents have sought out mental health assistance due to their experiences responding to cyberattacks
By IBM Corporation
IBM Security today announced the results of a global survey that examines the critical role of cybersecurity incident responders at a time when the physical and digital worlds are increasingly converging. The study, released during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, found that incident responders surveyed – the frontline responders to cyberattacks – are primarily driven by a strong sense of duty to protect others; a responsibility that's increasingly challenged by the surge of disruptive attacks, from the proliferation of ransomware attacks to the recent rise of wiper malware.