- 15 Nov 23
- 15:00 - 16:00
Shadow IT and Shadow SAAS, what is the Problem and how Axonius can solve it
Security Risks: When employees use unauthorized software or services, it can lead to potential security breaches, as these applications may not meet the organization’s security standards. They might lack encryption, authentication measures, or compliance with industry regulations.
Compliance Issues: Many industries have strict regulations regarding data privacy and security (e.g., HIPAA in healthcare, GDPR in Europe). Using unauthorized software may lead to non-compliance, which can result in fines and legal repercussions.
Data Loss or Leakage: Unauthorized applications may not have proper data backup and recovery mechanisms. This could lead to the loss of critical data in case of a system failure.
Integration Challenges: Shadow SaaS may not integrate well with existing systems and workflows, leading to inefficiencies and duplication of efforts.
Cost Overruns: When different departments adopt their own software solutions, it can lead to redundant expenses. The organization may end up paying for multiple licenses for similar applications.
Lack of Support and Maintenance: If something goes wrong with a shadow application, the IT department may not have the necessary knowledge or resources to troubleshoot or fix the issue.
Loss of Control: When different departments use their own software solutions, it can be challenging for the IT department to maintain control over the organization’s overall technology ecosystem.
Reduced Scalability: Different departments using different software may lead to challenges when trying to scale the organization or integrate new systems.