To implement effective cybersecurity solutions built for the digital world, it’s important to understand common industry concepts and definitions. This glossary provides you with cybersecurity terms to be aware of as you look to protect your organization against cyber threats.
Shadow IT is the use of information technology systems, devices, software, applications, and services without approval of the IT department. Shadow IT has become increasingly common and problematic for organizations in recent years, with cloud computing making it easier for users to engage in this practice. Shadow IT presents significant cybersecurity risks, including compromised devices, data breaches, regulatory violations, and more.