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BrandPost: 3 Tips for Extending Security Policies across a Hybrid Cloud Environment

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    Hybrid clouds enable companies to use the most appropriate cloud technology – public or private – for each application they support. As such, hybrid cloud presents an opportunity to dramatically improve the delivery of IT services while keeping costs under control.

    To take full advantage of this opportunity, however, companies need to put proper security policies in place to ensure their data and other digital assets remain protected, regardless of where they live. Here are three core principles for developing sound security policies that accommodate hybrid cloud environments.

    1. Contain shadow IT

    Across your organization, groups outside of IT are very likely signing on for cloud services without IT’s knowledge. In one recent study, just 8% of companies claimed to know the scope of these “shadow IT” activities at their organization. This trend is perhaps the biggest security threat that the cloud models present. If the service falls outside of the traditional IT identity and access management (IAM) system and policies, for example, company data may be at risk.

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