In today’s digital age, cybersecurity professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of an organization’s sensitive information. With the rise of cyberattacks, it’s not surprising that the role of cybersecurity professionals has become more important than ever. However, with this increased responsibility, comes increased stress that can lead to burnout and negatively impact mental health.
According to a survey by security firm Nominet, 88% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) reported feeling “moderately or tremendously stressed.” The constant need on standby 24/7, ready to tackle any cyber threat that may strike, is a prime source of stress. As the job is not just about preventing cyberattacks but also dealing with the aftermath of a breach, which can be a daunting task.
But what if a portion of that stress could be reduced? And what if hardware that cannot be hacked (as opposed to defensive software configurations) could be used to reduce an organization’s exposure? That is what many critical infrastructure and government agencies have been doing for decades – using hardware that 100% blocks network attacks while still allowing operations data to be shared with outside parties.
A data diode is a hardware-based cybersecurity solution that protects high risk networks and secures data mobility, enabling operators to leave their workday with peace of mind, knowing their facility is protected against external threats. Data diodes provide a sense of confidence and ultimate cybersecurity control over an organization’s data flows that need to reach external users – sharing data, but blocking all attacks attempted through the data diode.
Data Diode technology is unlike any other cybersecurity solution in that it enforces a security policy of one-way data flow in the hardware itself. Software vulnerabilities that affect firewalls, IDS, IPS, SIEM and other cybersecurity tools do not work against data diodes. Instead of reducing the risk of software attack, it is eliminated – allowing users to be 100% confident they cannot be breached and allowing you to worry about other things, like how you are going to single-handedly get two kids to two different activities at the same time.
We encourage you to learn more about data diodes, find out how you can feel confident in your cybersecurity measures, and lower your stress level (at least at work).