Secret Storage

With data storage and computing being increasingly cheap and portable, organizations are increasingly encountering risks with items falling outside the awareness of IT systems and solutions, resulting in gaps in backups and security. To address this growing issue, Robin England, writing for IT Pro Portal, offers some recommendations:

  • Perform regular audits to identify unauthorized or uncontrolled IT solutions and bring them into the company IT plans.
  • Track all portable storage devices so as to allow for backup and reduction of security risks.
  • Ensure third-party vendors are certified on setup of IT storage equipment, so as to prevent issues with improper backups.
  • Invest in training and development for IT admins to ensure knowledge stays current.
  • Devise clear plans and policies for both internal IT purposes, and for company wide users.

Source:

http://www.itproportal.com/2016/05/27/the-rise-of-shadow-it-why-it-administrators-face-risk-data-loss/