Tackling SOC Analyst Burnout

Published on
palo alto networks podcast

Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts are the backbone of organisations' defence against cyber threats. However, the high-pressure environment, constant vigilance, and demanding workload can lead to serious burnout. This condition not only hampers analysts' performance and job satisfaction but also poses a threat to overall security.

Organisations must recognize the signs early to mitigate SOC analyst burnout and implement supportive measures. Consolidated platforms like XDR with precise use of machine learning can significantly alleviate the burden on SOC analysts. 

Platforms can streamline operations by providing a unified interface and automating repetitive tasks, thereby reducing workload and enabling analysts to focus on more strategic activities. By leveraging these technologies, companies can create a more supportive work environment and maintain a resilient and effective cybersecurity team.

In this episode of the EM360 Podcast, Brad LaPorte, Advisor at Lionfish Tech Advisors, speaks to Dan Flaherty, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks, to discuss:

  • SOC Analyst burnout 
  • SOC Platforms 
  • Automation use cases
  • Machine learning in the SOC


00:00 - Challenges Contributing to SOC Analyst Burnout

03:09 - The Need for a Streamlined SOC Platform

21:09 - The Future of SOC Technology

Join 34,209 IT professionals who already have a head start

Network with the biggest names in IT and gain instant access to all of our exclusive content for free.

Get Started Now

Meet the panel