NextGov: It’s Time to Tackle the Problem of Unapproved Cloud Apps to Keep your Agency Secure
Posted by Pete Burke | October 26, 2018
It’s a problem seen across all federal agencies: Employees are using cloud-based applications that aren’t approved or protected by IT teams. These apps range from sharing tools, such as cloud storage platforms, to social media sites or personal email accounts that are accessed from network devices. This problem is called shadow IT, and it can be a significant security risk for federal agencies.
Agencies often overlook the threat of shadow IT, but unapproved cloud apps introduce more risk than can be ignored. In this recent NextGov column, our security practice team lead Pete Burke discusses the causes of shadow IT and gives tips on devising a strategy to mitigate potential problems.
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