Infographic: Dealing With a Toxic Work Environment

It doesn’t matter on which side of the fence you work (physical or cyber), security is generally known for being a stressful industry. While workplace stress often manifests in feelings of exhaustion or even negative attitudes among coworkers, these typically resolve as the day-to-day stressors of the job ebb and flow. Sometimes, though, workplace stress doesn’t come from a looming deadline, but from the culture of the workplace itself. Perhaps some co-workers have formed gossipy cliques, a manager’s persistent negative attitude, or a workplace bully. These are more than signs of stress; they are signs that you’re in a toxic workplace.

This infographic from was created to help you figure out if what you’re dealing with is the regular old stress present in a sometimes high pressure job like those in security, or, if the issues stem from a toxic work environment.

How to deal with a toxic work environment

How to deal with a toxic work environment, courtesy of