Most companies leave the IT side of their business to the IT department; however, as things become easier and more accessible , Shadow IT grows. But what is it? Shadow IT is defined as IT systems and devices managed outside of the IT department without their knowledge. Shadow IT is usually performed as a quick fix by a non-IT department to solve a problem that the IT department has not (usually due to time constraints) or cannot. Sometimes, it is an attempt to make things more convenient for the end-user, but it generally becomes a bigger problem as time goes on. While Shadow IT can have benefits and has lead to several innovations, it does not come without its drawbacks.
The Lighthouse IT Podcast - Novermber 5th, 2021
Cybersecurity is more than just antivirus software and firewalls. All the best cybersecurity technology you can buy is only there to assist the end-user with staying safe. However, if the end-user is not knowledgeable about cybersecurity, they can still make simple mistakes that nullify all that cybersecurity software you put in place. One of the titular aspects of cybersecurity that many companies gloss over is instilling a cybersecurity culture within their organization.
The Lighthouse IT Podcast - October 8th, 2021