Gartner Research

Unprotected Cloud File Shares and Shadow IT Threaten Data Security

Published: 17 July 2014

ID: G00261539

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser , Brian Lowans

Summary

Chief information security officers must develop data security policies to protect sensitive data within cloud file-sharing services and tackle the shadow IT problem.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • CISOs risk regulatory sanctions, intellectual property loss and financial loss by failing to track unapproved cloud file-sharing services (shadow IT)
  • CISOs that adopt cloud file-sharing services must address data residency and compliance issues.

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