Cybersecurity Threats Intensify in the Middle East During Ramadan


The holy month of Ramadan is a period where Middle East-based companies step up cybersecurity with extra vigilance and outsourced support amid shortened working hours and increased e-commerce activity.

The ninth month of the Muslim calendar is observed around the world as followers take the time to reflect and practice fasting, and cybersecurity teams often operate with skeletal staffing. Ramadan is also a period where Muslim shoppers tend to up their spending on speciality foods, gifts, and special offers.

All of this also creates a perfect storm for bad actors to conduct fraudulent activities and scams.