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BrandPost: Shadow IT: Mitigating Security Risks

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 21, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Shadow IT evokes images in CISOs minds of employees sneaking new technologies into the organization right under the noses of corporate IT. In most cases there is no malicious intent by lines of business in wanting to deploy unapproved technology and applications as-a-service. They are just trying to be as productive as possible and they often see IT as an impediment to forward progress.

    However, the proliferation of easily provisioned cloud applications has resulted in security and compliance risk to organizations. A study conducted by Frost & Sullivan and Intel Security found that more than 80% of survey respondents admit to using non-approved SaaS applications in their jobs. Another study found that just 8% of companies know the scope of shadow IT at their organizations.

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