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8/15/2019
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7 Biggest Cloud Security Blind Spots

Cloud computing boon is for innovation, yet security organizations find themselves running into obstacles.
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Business-Managed IT

Forget about "shadow IT" or "rogue IT." Tech-buying patterns that have line-of-business stakeholders buying and managing cloud assets are now unblinkingly referred to as "business-managed IT" by many organizations that see it as a driver for innovation. So says the "Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2019," which reports over two-thirds of organizations today either encourage or allow business-managed IT. That's because companies that do so are 52% more likely to beat competitors to market and 38% more likely to provide positive employee experience.

The trouble is that without collaboration from IT or cybersecurity pros, these silos of cloud technology can become huge security blind spots for organizations. These same organizations innovate faster, but the survey also shows they're twice as likely to have multiple areas of security risk exposures.

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