Cyber Insights for 26th October 2016 from The National Cyber Skills Centre
Are you tired of security procedures punctuating even the simplest of tasks? You are not alone.
Did you go for a run this morning, or last night? How about managing to eat your ‘five a day’ yesterday? or drinking at least eight glasses of water and getting the magical eight hours of sleep! Did you do any of those? Don’t worry, I didn’t either. I know that I should do, I know that it can all add up to me living a healthier and happier life but I’m just suffering from fatigue over it all.
We are bombarded with valid advice on an almost continual basis to the point that we just tire of it all. Health, lifestyle, how to bring up children, how to care for the elderly, the economy, where to go (or not to go) on holiday, what to look for in a partner. Google any of those and reams of advice will blind you into a state of tired submission.
And if you suffer fatigue from the barrage of lifestyle advice then quite understandably when somebody starts banging on about cyber security and all the new hoops that you have to jump through at work, just to possibly prevent some nefarious individual from taking a quick look at your Excel spreadsheet, then you might actually be suffering from security fatigue! Yes, it’s a thing!