IT Security vs. Cloud Creep – The Menace that Comes from Within

It is fundamental that a company’s IT department looks to create an efficient and precise framework for all cloud purchasing. It should be expected that each department will insist on having a say as to which cloud applications they prefer to use, therefore IT teams should strive to advise each sector accordingly.


Extract from article by Nick Ismail

Today, many organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to track and control which cloud services are being used within their business. In sectors such as finance and banking, especially, where highly sensitive data is handled on a daily basis, the potential risks can be extremely detrimental.

As an example, if a marketing department decides to purchase a subscription to a cloud email-marketing tool and input customer email information, they could potentially be breaking the bank’s individual data protection guidelines around the security of customer data.

In order to avoid this conflict, it is fundamental that a company’s IT department looks to create an efficient and precise framework for all cloud purchasing. It should be expected that each department will insist on having a say as to which cloud applications they prefer to use, therefore IT teams should strive to advise each sector accordingly.

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