We are delighted to announce a new partnership between CAUDIT and Cybermindz. The partnership is focused on promoting and protecting the mental health and wellbeing of information security professionals in the sector.
CAUDIT members will have access to discounted rates for Cybermindz’s wellbeing courses which are delivered to the cyber industry, and supporting industries, using the Integrative Restoration (iRest) protocol. iRest is an effective, safe, trauma-aware, evidence-based program which effectively builds mental and emotional resilience, and alleviates anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, post-traumatic- stress (PTSD), and chemical dependency (25 studies). iRest has been used successfully by the U.S. military for over 15 years. It is an ideal intervention for fostering emotional self-regulation, ethical decision-making, resiliency, enhanced cognitive and emotional skills, development of empathy and well-being, as well as improving overall physical and mental health, and optimal performance.
Courses are delivered to organisations in groups of 15 people. They are eight weeks long, consisting of a one-hour live session per week and ongoing support. Cybermindz also offers mixed group courses that individuals may choose to join. Enquiries can be made via Cybermindz.org/contact-us.
CAUDIT members are also invited to participate in a national study in partnership with Cybermindz.org to quantify the baseline mental health status of cyber workforces. This information will be used to inform the development of programs to assist the industry. Individual’s specific survey responses are completely anonymous and not identifiable. To take part in this survey, you must be over 18 years of age. You must be employed (full time, part time or casually) in a cybersecurity role. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. This research project is measuring the level of self-reported job-related experiences, psychological capital, and sleep quality within the community of cybersecurity professionals. Through this research, we hope to better understand how cybersecurity professionals approach the stresses inherent in many functions of their roles. This will assist in raising awareness of the challenges faced by Cyber professionals and inform the development of programs to assist the cyber industry.