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May 31, 2016

Out of the shadows

Companies and governments continue to bemoan Shadow IT. Many respond by criticizing employees and implementing additional controls. Unfortunately, most fail to recognize and address the root causes.

Shadow IT commonly appears in three forms: personal devices used for business, cloud-based applications, and cloud computing services.

Few employees begin the day with the intention of violating corporate policy. However, in today’s competitive job market, annual performance reviews focus on accomplishments. As long as employers provide substandard tools, many employees will resort to Shadow IT.


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Eric Jacksch

Eric Jacksch

Eric Jacksch is a leading cybersecurity analyst with over 20 years of practical security experience. He has consulted to some of the world's largest banks, governments, automakers, insurance companies and postal organizations. Eric is a regular columnist for IT in Canada and was a regular columnist for Monitor Magazine and has contributed to several other publications.

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