Wednesday, September 25, 2013: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
S106b - Cloud Track
Software developers, engineers and quality assurance/testers are spinning up cloud servers outside of IT's control, and, generally speaking, security is the last thing on their mind. Business leadership and product owners typically turn a blind eye to this practice, often referred to as ‘Shadow IT’, because the business knows that letting the software people get their job done faster ultimately results in software getting delivered faster. What many organizations might not know, however, is that this expedited process, often implemented in the name of ‘Agile Development’ or ‘DevOps’, has the potential for increasing organizational security risks.