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Why Shadow IT Must Be Considered in Securing an Enterprise

July 24, 2018 / Chris Preimesberger

IT management software maker Kaseya claims that recent trends in internal security actually can be an opportunity for strategic-thinking IT organizations. 2017 was infamous for cybersecurity breaches worldwide. These incidents were at such a global scale, they completely changed the game for organizational vulnerability. Now security is no longer a departmental or team problem but rather an organization-wide concern. According to Tracy Hernandez, Vice-President of Product Marketing at IT management software maker Kaseya, the recent trends in internal security actually can be an opportunity for strategic-thinking IT organizations. The topic of shadow IT—and shadow cloud IT—for two examples, have risen in importance for CIOs. Hernandez suggests that organizations accept the fact that unknown apps and devices are being used every day within the enterprise. Hernandez believes that rather than combat rogue agents, infosec admins should work toward enabling IT to have visibility ...