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December 19, 2012

Cloud-Based Apps, BYOD Pose Security Threat to Businesses

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By Nathan Eddy, eWeek

Many companies lack visibility not only to what data is in the cloud but also to who can access that data, according to a Loudhouse/SailPoint survey. Many IT organizations are not fully aware of which cloud applications are in use across the enterprise, making it difficult for enterprises to monitor and control user access to mission-critical applications and data, according to a survey of 400 IT and business at British and American companies with at least 5,000 employees. The report, conducted by research firm Loudhouse on behalf of identity management solutions provider SailPoint, found enterprises are running one-third of their mission-critical applications in the cloud today and expect to have half of all critical applications running in the cloud by 2015. While business users have gained more autonomy to deploy cloud applications without IT involvement, they do not feel responsible for managing access control. The survey found 70 percent of business leaders believe that IT is ultimately responsible for managing user access to cloud applications.

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