A new report from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) shows that many companies are in the dark when it comes to the use of shadow IT.
The study, Cloud Adoption, Practices and Priorities Survey Report shows that about 70% of the more than 200 IT and security managers surveyed worldwide admitted that they did not know the number of shadow IT apps within their organization, although they want to.
The survey also shows that decisions concerning the security of data in the cloud has shifted from IT to the boardroom, with 61% of companies indicating that senior executives are now involved in such decisions.
“As companies move data to the cloud, they are looking to put in place policies and processes so that employees can take advantage of cloud services that drive business growth without compromising the security, compliance, and governance of corporate data,” Jim Reavis, CEO of the CSA, said in a statement.
“We hope that this report provides companies with some good peer insight so that they can make better decisions to help confidently and responsibly accelerate the use of cloud services in their environment,” Reavis says.
The report, sponsored by Skyhigh Networks, aims to uncover how companies are approaching the cloud, including views on shadow IT, obstacles preventing cloud adoption, and security priorities.