Megan Anderson started the topic “Shadow” Clouds- Another potential security dilemma?? in the forum Cloud Computing 9 years, 10 months ago
I was browsing articles about cloud computing and security and came across the idea of a “shadow cloud.” It is not a term that I had heard before, but it got my attention as a possible source of security problems. An article in Infoword described the idea as:
If you think “cloud networks” and “cloud services” are just buzzwords or another set of technologies destined for extinction, think again: The cloud is here to stay. In the future, your company will subscribe to one or more cloud products — if it hasn’t already.
A friend of mine asked if we would prevent unauthorized cloud products, which he called “shadow clouds,” from starting to appear on our networks. His question isn’t as strange as it might sound. Every new, big technology leap has also brought in a deluge of unmanaged instances — think instant messaging or social network sites
Shadow clouds would, in fact, be a more significant threat to your company’s confidential information than IM or social networking blogs. All computer services and presences need to be managed to ensure compliant security, content, and messaging, but with a shadow cloud, you’re at greater risk because your company’s confidential data is more likely to be hosted on the cloud provider’s systems. Ridiculous or unusual though it may sound, IT security should start preparing now for the emergence of shadow clouds.
The rest of the article can be found at: http://http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/security-forecast-high-chance-shadow-clouds-926
— So I am wondering, is there already training for this type of security breach in your company or organization? Do you see it as a potential problem even? Thoughts?!
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