How Risky Behaviors Hurt Shadow IT Security
Staff Collaboration Using Evernote Means Shadow IT
Employees like using Evernote because of its collaboration tools. However, as Sateesh Narahari, VP of Product with ManagedMethods, points out, in some industries, like health care, using Evernote can result in compliance violations. For example, Narahari says, in order to efficiently share patient info between staff members, the team uses Evernote to record information from patient visits, lab results, phone conversations with patients, prescription requests, etc. "It's their own version of Electronic Health Records, but unfortunately not secure and definitely not in line with HIPAA regulations. The practice is essentially sharing all this patient information with the world since it is stored in the cloud without required security measures to prevent hackers accessing that info and wreaking havoc with it."