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Symantec report says cloud usage of 'shadow data' is vulnerable to cyber attacks

March 17, 2017 |
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A Symantec report reveals that organizations shared 25 percent of all files on cloud-sharing applications during the second half of 2016, with an increasing use of unsanctioned cloud applications known as “Shadow IT” to store data, creating new cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

The report, released Thursday, states that while consumers are sharing files containing sensitive data at an all-time low, the lack of visibility of an organization’s unmanaged “shadow” data contained in unsanctioned cloud applications could result in data exposures and...

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