Shadow IT and security threats as holidays take off

It has been several weeks since “Freedom Day”. Nearly all remaining Covid laws came to an end after a long 18 months; restrictions around overseas travel have eased, and fully vaccinated adults returning to England from amber list countries will no longer need to self-isolate. With these changes, we can certainly expect more holidays abroad – and so more employees …

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Understanding cloud-era Shadow IT and how to stop it

Public cloud solutions have made valuable services available to individual employees through just a few clicks. Services like Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, Box, and other cloud solutions are free and generally only require an email address to set up. And it’s never been easier for users to access specialized applications. This makes these types of services very appealing to employees …

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The return of Shadow IT – and the need to remain vigilant

Over the years, shadow IT has been a bit like a fashion trend – from captivating the attention of security-conscious organizations around the world to being accepted as a part of doing business. However, with the shift toward remote working, cybersecurity generally has become a top concern for most businesses and among that, we’ve seen a resurgence of shadow IT. …

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Shadow IT could be the secret key to business growth

Shadow IT, which refers to the use of unapproved tools by employees, could actually propel business growth in the months and years to come, claims a new report from Forcepoint and Fujitsu. According to the report, Covid-19 and the remote working boom have resulted in “unprecedented” levels of shadow IT. There has been a reported 45 percent increase in the …

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