Shadow IT is created by employees accessing cloud services without prior approval, and it can be devastating to your enterprise's security posture.
As cloud-native applications become faster and more flexible, the security solutions that protect these applications must take on the same characteristics.
According to a recent survey by Symantec, the risk posed by shadow IT is growing, and CIOs are in denial about the scale of the problem.
Fail-safe measures such as encryption can help organizations minimize cloud and third-party risks in the virtually inevitable event of a data breach.
Internet-connected toys may be cute and cuddly, but they can also be hijacked by malicious actors to spy on children and their parents.
Cloud security must be a team effort between providers and customers. The distribution of responsibility depends on the cloud model.
Security intelligence solutions such as QRadar UBA enable analysts to detect potentially malicious activity on Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based apps.
Shadow IT is still a challenge for organizations. Security leaders should provide users with the tools they need and monitor unsanctioned use carefully.
Harnessing shadow IT starts with security leaders. IT and security teams must work together to identify problem areas and provide quality solutions.
A recent study revealed that security professionals face a new kind of shadow IT due to the widespread migration of custom apps to the cloud.