Category Archives: Shadow IT

Shadow IT accounts with weak passwords endanger organizations

63% of enterprise professionals have created at least one account without their IT department being aware of it, and two-thirds of those have created two or more, the results of a recent 1Password survey have revealed. Even more worryingly, only 2.6% of these 63% use a unique password when they create a new shadow IT account at work and just 13% use a password generator – the rest re-use a memorable password or use a … More

The post Shadow IT accounts with weak passwords endanger organizations appeared first on Help Net Security.

How IoT devices open a portal for chaos across the network

Shadow IoT devices pose a significant threat to enterprise networks, according to a new report from Infoblox. The report surveyed 2,650 IT professionals across the US, UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and UAE to understand the state of shadow IoT in modern enterprises. Number of shadow IoT devices growing exponentially Shadow IoT devices are defined as IoT devices or sensors in active use within an organization without IT’s knowledge. These devices can be any number … More

The post How IoT devices open a portal for chaos across the network appeared first on Help Net Security.

52% of companies use cloud services that have experienced a breach

Seventy-nine percent of companies store sensitive data in the public cloud, according to a McAfee survey. Anonymized cloud event data showing percentage of files in the cloud with sensitive data While these companies approve an average of 41 cloud services each, up 33 percent from last year, thousands of other services are used ad-hoc without vetting. In addition, 52 percent of companies use cloud services that have had user data stolen in a breach. By … More

The post 52% of companies use cloud services that have experienced a breach appeared first on Help Net Security.