back to article Global pandemic was good for business, say UK infosec pros – but we're still burning out

The COVID-19 pandemic was good for business, according to British infosec workers – although half of them still say they feel burnt out amid the surge in work. Two-thirds of the 557 cybersecurity professionals surveyed by the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) said they thought the last couple of years had …

  1. Plest Silver badge

    Telling times

    The post-pandemic effects and how we work with them will be felt for many months to come. This current era feels almost like living in that period that came after the Black Death several hundred years ago where there was a lot of change and choice in normal people's lives. We have seen more demand for certain things such as home tech support and in other areas we've cut down such as office food deliveries, just some silly examples.

    I think the next 12-18 months will be a telling time on employers, will they stick to their promises of a bright, hybrid-working and supportive workplace or will they renege? During the post-Black Death period those who could move and knew enough to know what their labour was worth moved and got jobs that actually paid some small amount, as opposed to serfdom where you got nothing but a scrap of land that could barely support you.

    Interesting times ahead methinks.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Telling times

      And the government of the days response was new laws banning serfs from moving or asking for more money - lets hope the current lot were all asleep during their history degree lectures

      1. DailyLlama

        Re: Telling times

        I think we can all agree that all politicians were asleep during their history lectures, otherwise they wouldn't keep making the same mistakes over and over again...

    2. DS999 Silver badge

      The main reason for changes after the Black Death

      Was the sheer number of people who died. That meant more food to go around for everyone left, and the power dynamics changed between the lords and serfs who became more independent as they realized the lord couldn't protect them (or even himself in many cases) from everything.

      It was also easier to move around as the reduced number of "workers" meant the former serfs were in demand so if their lord wanted to keep things the way they used to be they could leave and get a better deal with the lord in the next town or next county. And I suppose there was also plenty of vacant housing when they got there!

  2. gr00001000

    pivot to cyber



    Says infosec.

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