[ISN] Do cruises and clouds help security pros relax on vacation?

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2936175/security-leadership/do-cruises-and-clouds-help-security-pros-relax-on-vacation.html By Kacy Zurkus CSO June 22, 2015 Packing the suitcases and setting off on vacation doesn’t necessarily mean that IT executives are able to completely disconnect while away from work, but they are enjoying more downtime. Though they still feel the need to check in at least once a day, more executives say that their staff are well equipped to deal with critical situations. According to a recent survey conducted by TekSystems, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, “Just 13 percent of senior-level IT professionals say they feel obligated to be accessible 24/7 during a normal work week in 2015, a significant drop from the 61 percent that said the same the previous year.” Those that are checking in admit that the motivation is either to reduce the overwhelming number of emails that they will return to or a bit of a character flaw in that they can’t let go. Shaun Miller, Information Security Officer at Bank of Labor, admits that he checks in two to three times a day, “partly because things nag at me. I want to check to see no emails. I’m usually checking in for peace of mind.” Miller said that while his work phone is normally forwarded to his cell phone, he turns that forwarding off while on vacation. […]




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