Data privacy is high on the minds of businesses and consumers alike, as society at large is getting wise to the potential dangers that even seemingly innocuous apps (ie. FaceApp) might expose them to. That’s why it’s critical that enterprise IT teams put an emphasis on establishing realistic Internet use and network policies to help curb potential threats that could put their networks on ice.
Enforcing these policies, however, is easier said than done.
This is especially apparent when considering Gartner’s estimates that anywhere between 20-50 percent of enterprise app spending takes place without IT’s knowledge or consent — aka, shadow IT.