The government is on hiatus. Enemies of the United States are not.
Why it matters: During the government shutdown, essential personnel are exempt from the furlough — so in theory, anyone preventing cybersecurity calamities is still showing up for work. But experts believe the loss of support staff makes the cybersecurity effects of a shutdown bad in the short term and worse in the long term.
The fallout: Consider the difficulty of maintaining security in government networks before a government shutdown. Now try doing that with fewer people.
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