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BrandPost: 5 Things You Need to Know About Integrated Security in the Cloud

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    Whatever the specific configuration of your cloud, be it public, private, or a mix of both, there are security risks that aren't immediately apparent, ranging from the technical to organizational to issues of governance. Here are five things you need to know about integrating security across your multiple cloud deployments for optimal security.

    1) Know where your data is

    Keeping your eye on where your data is located can be more difficult than you think, especially because of shadow IT. The cloud makes it easy for individual departments to have their own cloud-based applications and data storage. But you can’t protect what you don’t know exists—and even if you do know it exists, there are still unique issues to solve for. If you think there is no shadow IT in your organization, think again: In a Frost and Sullivan study, more than 80% of respondents admit to using non-approved SaaS applications in their enterprises.

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