Employees are using the cloud. They are more productive. They are communicating and collaborating using SaaS applications that make sharing easy. Unfortunately, they might be using unapproved cloud applications that are a threat to your confidential data.
There are two ways that an employee might connect corporate data to the cloud.
1) Device to Cloud: An individual or a department might sign up for a SaaS application and connect directly from their desktop, laptop or smart device. Any or all of the user's data might be at risk.
2) Sanctioned Cloud to Unsanctioned Cloud: Users can easily connect approved SaaS applications to third-party SaaS by granting direct cloud-to-cloud access. Sometimes, these unsanctioned applications ask for more rights than IT might approve.