Cybersecurity pros switch jobs for challenging work, pay, and flexible hours

Cybersecurity pros are most likely to leave to find more challenging work, better pay, and more flexible working hours, according to a survey released this morning. Office location also played an unexpected role in employees’ decision as well.

“This is one of the points that surprised me coming up in conversation,” said Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, the author of the report.

When company offices were located in unpopular locations, it was more difficult for employees to switch jobs, he said.

“I spoke to two multinational companies, and they said that they preferred going to smaller cities or our-of-the-way places,” he said. “The local governments would encourage them to stay up there, and they would get staff who would be very loyal to them because they would have fewer options.”

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