July 2021

Shadow IT and Technical Debt: The adversary's allies

Shadow IT increases your business' security risks and is invisible to you.  It might not be covered on your asset lists, because your asset management lists are incomplete.  It might have no assigned owner, either because it doesn't fit neatly into any business unit, or isn't related to any current operational priorities but hasn't been fully decommissioned yet.  It might have been installed outside of usual processes, either without authorisation or because usual processes were overridden.

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