Playing the Dark Game

Cyber security is played for high stakes in a world of shadowy threats. Although it’s seldom discussed openly, this dark game can take a psychological toll on people who play it. Some IT security professionals come from law enforcement or intelligence backgrounds, so they’ve played dark games before and know the mental traps and pitfalls. But many come from corporate IT backgrounds or straight out of college. No one prepares them for what’s to come. Like our intelligence and law enforcement brethren, security professionals are exposed to ugly human behavior, while sworn to secrecy and sometimes taking personal risks. This can lead to paranoia, cynicism, and loneliness. Paranoia results f


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