The Shadow IT Effect

Shadow IT exposes your IT environment to internal and external security risks.

Are you confident that employees are only using IT-sanctioned devices and applications to accomplish their business goals? If the answer is “no,” then it is likely that your IT infrastructure and sensitive data are vulnerable to a breach by hackers and cybercriminals.

Whether you have lines of businesses that require application integration for faster processes like customer onboarding or you have a disparate IT infrastructure with limited control and visibility, shadow IT is a risk that gets in the way of both your organization’s security and productivity objectives.

The Shadow IT Effect: How to Secure Your Business Data

Many IT teams may not even realize that “shadow IT” exists within their organization—or may feel powerless to stop it. 

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • What shadow IT is and why it’s growing
  • The drawbacks of shadow IT
  • Signs that you have a shadow IT problem
  • How you can get ahead of shadow IT to reduce it