Citrix: 5 Ways to Avoid Shadow IT
Shadow IT— technology used within an organization without explicit approval — is the modern Trojan horse. It can allow ransomware and malware to invade your network, cause data leaks and even introduce compliance risks.
Here are five easy ways to avoid shadow IT:
1. Understand the risks
Part of what makes the threat of shadow IT so insidious is a common lack of knowledge about the problem. More often than not, employees use unsanctioned technology, not for malicious reasons but rather because they are trying to find an intuitive solution for common business tasks. If your company’s existing technology solutions fail to address the needs of your employees, they will be forced to look to consumer-facing products. To prevent that from happening, your response should be twofold: You must educate all members of your staff about the risks of shadow IT, and you need to find enterprise-level solutions that offer ease-of-use as well as advanced cybersecurity protections.
IT managers and business owners should develop a plan to pinpoint where employees implement non-IT-approved technology, then develop a strategy for eradicating the problem.
Read the entire article here, 5 Ways to Avoid Shadow IT
Via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.