Employees ignoring IT departments when it comes to cloud apps

Security concerns mount as number of access points proliferates

A disturbing 71 percent of IT and business professionals surveyed by FlyingPenguin and identity and access management provider OneLogin said they are using cloud apps not approved by their IT departments, opening up a huge security hole in corporate networks. Employees were accessing cloud apps from smartphones, tablets and non-company computers, according to the survey of 200 IT and business professionals. "This survey demonstrated that 2013 will be a tipping point in cloud adoption. With enterprises rapidly turning to cloud apps, the inherent risks in practices like using unsanctioned apps or sharing passwords on sticky notes need to be addressed, and quickly," Thomas Pedersen, CEO of OneLogin, was quoted by eWeek as saying. Read more