For increased productivity and efficiency, your employees are embracing Shadow IT—unsanctioned and unknown IT projects like cloud services. The concept is simple: corporate assets are leaving the four walls of a company in such a manner that they can't be tracked or seen. Of course, many employees will be unaware that their actions are exposing the organization to attacks by cyber criminals.
Modern businesses move faster today and IT teams cannot keep up. Together with the ability of the average person to instantly spin up everything from simple file sharing, to web hosting, to even servers and virtual workspaces at the click of a button, it is not surprising that many employees opt for Shadow IT. All of which translates to security risks and compliance nightmares.