The holiday season is upon us, with consumers hastily laying travel plans between time spent browsing for gifts for loved ones.

During this season, a few also remember that major retail breaches have long-lasting and far-reaching effects with settlements dragging into the years and occasionally costing companies up to billions of dollars. While the holiday season has a reputation for being breach high tide, it’s actually less event-filled than other times of the year.

In an analysis, BitSight categorized incidents from month-to-month within the retail and hospitality industries between 2015 and 2016. It found that events waned in November and December in each year.

It is readily apparent that both industries exhibit a sporadic breach pattern with spikes and lulls at particular points throughout the year,” said the company, in an analysis sent to Infosecurity.

While the holiday season has a reputation for being breach high tide, it’s actually less event-filled than other times of the year.

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