This might be a petty issues but here goes. How do you feel about a lot of workers requesting for long vacations during the holidays and being approved? I think on average employers are more open to approve their leaves and work with a skeleton crew during the holidays. This bodes well for the vacationer but has anybody considered what those who remain on duty will feel?
There might be less internal traffic on the network because everyone else are on leaves or the company is closed but isn’t that also the prime time for attackers to get in? They know there will be less people monitoring and the analysts who remain are doing double the work.
I know companies who follow best practices and proper staffing do not have this problem but what about the others.