During the holidays is when we see a spike in network attacks. Why is that?
Most IT firms and businesses run a skeleton crew since a lot of staff need to use their PTO or just take off for the holiday. Hackers know this and have been planning on it most likely all year.
The attackers likely already had a foothold in a network but ran quietly in the background. They waited for this moment when defenses are weak because there’s not enough personnel to remediate issues.
I’m not telling you this to scare you but to inform you on the very real threats we work to protect you from every day. Always have a plan for when you believe your IT security teams may be running thin.
Some of the largest attacks happen this time of year. Be mindful and be prepared.