What separates the good from the bad? Mental Health & Cybersecurity.

What separates the good from the bad.

What separates the good hackers from the bad? What does mental health have to do with cybersecurity? Are they related? In short, the answer is most certainly yes. Mental health can have critical implications on cybersecurity practices. It can also have an impact on professionals in the industry; hackers continue to find new methods of exploitation every day.

Whether through technical vulnerabilities or by executing a scam, they use any means necessary to steal your personal information. Social engineers rely almost entirely on manipulating their target. What separates the good from the bad is their state of mind and mental health.

Empathy is the ability for one to relate to another person. It brings about compassion, understanding, and the ability to “feel someone else’s pain.” Empathy allows you to put yourself in another person’s shoes. Empathy creates remorse when doing something wrong or causing harm to another. Without empathy, you stop caring if you hurt others or destroy a system.

You can read my full article here at Infosecurity Magazine.


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