U.S. Businesses excel in tacking Shadow IT
81% of U.S. IT leaders say that remote work has increased their security challenge
According to a study by ManageEngine's 2021 Digital Readiness Survey, the remote work and hybrid workforce due to the pandemic have made businesses reevaluate their security practices. R Dallon Adams has written about how the U.S. is handling the situation in an article for TechRepublic.
This is what he has written:
81% of U.S. IT leaders say that remote work due to the pandemic has increased their security challenge.
97% of stateside companies have taken relevant security actions due to employees working from home.
The security strategies that are implemented to protect data include "raising awareness among employees(77%), employee cybersecurity training (68%), "monitoring employee devices (47%).
The top security threats in the U.S. are phishing (62%), endpoint network attacks (49%), and malware (39%).
(96%) said they were planning to "stick with remote work for at least the next two years.
U.S. has excelled in limiting shadow IT" based on all app purchases requiring IT approval (33%).
In contrast, two-thirds of North American companies failed to have visibility over their company's SaaS stack.