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Authentication

The process of verifying a claimed identity and proving that someone is who they claim to be when attempting to access a resource.

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Shadow IT

Any unapproved cloud-based account or solution implemented by an employee for business use. It might also include the use of an unknown account with an approved provider, but administered by the user rather than corporate IT.

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Insider Threat

Any individual with insider access to an organization's networks or resources that would allow them to exploit the vulnerabilities of that organization's security or steal data.

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