Cybersecurity is one of the few jobs out there where people are actively trying to ruin your day—all day, every day. The long hours and emotional pressure of a cyber incident have an impact on security leaders' mental, emotional, and yes, physical health.

Today, cyber leaders are tasked with navigating unprecedented new challenges, such as implementing a fully remote workforce on short notice, navigating increased cyber threats right when we're the most vulnerable, balancing work and life at home simultaneously, and much, much more. Our strongest part of us comes out when we're put to the test, and that is the time when we need to choose to shine our brightest, or fall.

Stress, burnout, distress, and being connected 24x7 not only impacts the health and wellness of cyber leaders, but it can also impact business decisions that need to be made during a major incident. Join Jothi Dugar, CISO, author, and wellness practitioner, as we explore:

•  The mental, emotional, and physical toll of cybersecurity that leaders face
•  The importance of mental health and wellness during a major incident—both personally and within cybersecurity
•  Strategies to ensure employee wellness programs exist for the health and safety of you, your teams, and your organization
•  Plotting a more balanced journey forward for both mental well-being and cyber wellness

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Jothi Dugar
CISO, Author, Wellness Practitioner

Jothi Dugar is a Multidimensional Executive, Entrepreneur, Dance Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner, Author, International Public Speaker, AND a happily married mom of three.

A trailblazer and pioneer in the field of healthcare cybersecurity, and one of just a handful of leading female CISOs in the world, she is truly passionate about empowering women to face their fears, build confidence in themselves, and break the glass ceiling. Jothi is a highly sought after international public speaker on a variety of topics, author, mentor, and health and wellness life coach. With a lifelong commitment to empowering people to take charge of their health, wellness, career, and life as a whole, Jothi founded the Power of Healing 360 holistic wellness practice.

In addition, she finds great joy and is proud to be the Director of BollyNatyam Masala, a dance company where she personally coaches the younger generation in the performing arts by building their confidence and skills, and enhances their mindset of giving back to the community.

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Bruce Sussman
Director of Media & Content, Podcast Host, SecureWorld

Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career," he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!