Shadow IT: What it is, why it exists and the 3 critical ways it puts your organisation at risk
Did you know Shadow IT represents 30% of an organisation’s security threat?
In this video, ECLEVA’s CEO Patrick Northcott explains what Shadow IT is, why it exists and the 3 critical ways it puts your organisation at risk.
Shadow IT exists when employees use software applications and devices that are not under the control of the organisation. It occurs because existing applications are difficult to use or the organisation has not developed clear guidelines around allowable devices and apps.
Without clear guidelines, Shadow IT will flourish and exposes the organisation to 3 critical risks:
- Increased risk of data loss. When employees are saving and exchanging data in non-approved apps, it bypasses the organisation’s data backup, data recovery and security practices.
- The risk of data breaches increases as the organisation has no way no knowing who has access to company data and how that data is being shared and used.
- It can breakdown business processes, relieving pain points for some teams but creating bottlenecks for another.
Talk to a technology expert, like ECLEVA to help protect your organisation against Shadow IT.