When it comes to staying safe and secure in our digital worlds, sometimes it can feel like giving up is the only choice. This idea of “security nihilism” isn’t new. Security teams have always faced incredibly challenging problems while trying to enable safe and trustworthy experiences across all the technology we use. It can be a difficult trap to overcome for security practitioners, but it’s even more dangerous when employees start to feel it. Security nihilism creates new and worsens existing problems that put a company’s data — and the employees who are stewards of that data — at risk.