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The Burnout Breach: How employee burnout is emerging as the next frontier in cybersecurity

Mar 07, 2022

The first annual 1Password "State of Access" benchmark study illuminates the grave dangers unwittingly posed by checked-out, apathetic employees—including security professionals.

This report establishes a clear connection between employee burnout and cyberthreat exposure, as ready-to-resign and otherwise disengaged employees let down their guards and skirt their companies' rules and protocols.

Among our findings:

  • Burned-out employees were 3 times as likely as others to say security rules and policies "aren't worth the hassle."
  • Security professionals were twice as likely as others to say that due to burnout, they're "completely checked out" at work.
  • Nearly half of burned-out security professionals say it's unrealistic for companies to be aware of and manage all apps and devices that employees use.
Download the 1Password State of Access Report 2021: The Burnout Breach now


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