Study: Third-Party Apps Pose Risks for Enterprises

2016.06.23 01

Since mobile computing put an end to the good old days when IT departments had absolute control over software deployed in the enterprise, there’s been a rise in employees’ use of third-party applications — a rise that poses security risks to corporate environments.

That is one of the findings in a report CloudLock released last week.

The number of third-party apps connected to corporate environments increased by 30 fold over the last two years, the firm reported, from 5,500 to 150,000 apps.

CloudLock ranked more than a quarter of the apps found in business environments (27 percent) as “high risk,” which means they were more likely than other apps to open pathways into an organization for cybercriminals.

Study: Third-Party Apps Pose Risks for Enterprises