Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings and Businesses Vulnerable to “Shadow IT”

The workplace is changing in our ever more connected world. Mobile devices, the cloud, bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of things (IoT) have introduced a whole new style of computing, and are forcing businesses big and small to rethink what security needs to look like in order to protect the growing numbers of user devices and data. A shadow IT is quickly expanding in many, if not all, corporations and smart buildings in the digitally enabled world. When software or hardware is being used within your company that you are not aware of, this is known as shadow IT. The term also applies to software and hardware being used that have not been approved. Reports suggest that almost all enterprises need to have a stricter BYOD policy to minimise security risks. As many as 72% of businesses who already have BYOD rules say their employees are using software or hardware that is […]

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