How many cloud applications are your users using at the moment? A dozen? Maybe 24? According to the Cloud Security Alliance, almost all IT managers think they are running less than 50 applications when the reality is closer to 500.
Shadow IT has been a powerful enabler for end users – but is a nightmare for IT managers. Many users aren’t even aware they are using cloud services. Cloud now goes well beyond copying a file to a personal Dropbox or emailing a half-completed document to finish at home.
Cloud is subtle and ubiquitous as illustrated by the following examples you may be familiar with:
While most data leaks are well intended, these subtle, everyday actions can cause huge headaches for IT managers and result in increased security risk for your organisation.
If you haven’t put controls in place to detect and stop unauthorised cloud use, it’s time to take stock. This is where Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) can help. CASB works as a gatekeeper extending your security policies beyond your infrastructure. CASBs enable you to discover how serious the problem is in your organisation so you can take appropriate action – before it’s too late.
Want to know more about Cloud Access Security Brokers and how we can help you with that?
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