Cyber threat as security staff reduction increases during holidays

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As holidays season is fast approaching, most of the companies are interested in cutting down their operational costs by cutting security staff by 70% on weekend and holidays. But such a trend could lead to a serious scenario, where hackers can infiltrate the database, but the activity remains anonymous till the staff count returns to normalcy after the second week of January 2023.

Yes, this was confirmed in a recent security report released by Cybereason after it included the responses from over 1200 respondents belonging to the field of cyber security.

Cybereason report suggests attacks that target businesses during holidays and weekends are significant as they fetch great revenue losses for companies than those that occur during normal weekdays.

Predominantly, ransomware attacks top the list as they often take place on weekends and take a long time to be investigated and cause enormous financial damage.

Thus, better not to give any chance to hackers by reducing the staff count during holidays and weekends as it can backfire and could lead to losses that could triple the expenses met when appointing staff 24/7 all 365 days.

And never think that criminals might never be interested in small businesses. For them, data means an earning stream that can fetch money through a dark web. And so, they do not show any disparity between small and large companies for data siphoning.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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