The Cyber Threat Perspective

Episode 74: Soft Skills and Mental Health For Security Professionals

January 10, 2024 SecurIT360 Season 1 Episode 74
Episode 74: Soft Skills and Mental Health For Security Professionals
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The Cyber Threat Perspective
Episode 74: Soft Skills and Mental Health For Security Professionals
Jan 10, 2024 Season 1 Episode 74
SecurIT360

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In this episode, we discuss soft skills and mental health for security professionals.

Soft Skills

  • self-awareness
  • Gumption (initiative & resourcefulness)
  • Autodidactic (self-educate)
  • Empathy
  • Patience
  • Determination
  • Communication - This is one to hit heavily
    • Written & Spoken
    • read the room
  • Creativity (BS-ing)
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity

Mental Health

  • do you truly enjoy/love what you do?
  • work-life balance
  • change the definition of "success"
  • give yourself a break/don't be so hard on yourself
  • schedule time to yourself for escapism
  • find a hobby
  • don't force inspiration because you can't
  • when you're feeling inspired capitalize on it
  • stand on the shoulders of giants
  • 24-hour exams

Blog: https://offsec.blog/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@cyberthreatpov
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cyberthreatpov
Work with Us: https://securit360.com

Show Notes

Text us feedback!

In this episode, we discuss soft skills and mental health for security professionals.

Soft Skills

  • self-awareness
  • Gumption (initiative & resourcefulness)
  • Autodidactic (self-educate)
  • Empathy
  • Patience
  • Determination
  • Communication - This is one to hit heavily
    • Written & Spoken
    • read the room
  • Creativity (BS-ing)
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity

Mental Health

  • do you truly enjoy/love what you do?
  • work-life balance
  • change the definition of "success"
  • give yourself a break/don't be so hard on yourself
  • schedule time to yourself for escapism
  • find a hobby
  • don't force inspiration because you can't
  • when you're feeling inspired capitalize on it
  • stand on the shoulders of giants
  • 24-hour exams

Blog: https://offsec.blog/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@cyberthreatpov
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cyberthreatpov
Work with Us: https://securit360.com