Sometimes I wonder how Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other IT security professionals manage to get out of bed in the morning to face another day of bad guys. It seems like the most sensible course of action would be to pull the covers back up and hide. Churchill anecdotally pulled the covers up to his chin and had a glass of Pol Roger, but only about half of the world was against him at the time.
Every CISO wakes up every day knowing that significant parts of the world are out to compromise his or her organization. Apocryphally, Willie Sutton was said to have robbed banks because "that is where the money is" and your IT operations are being attacked for the same reason.