This series outlines the most fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. In “Step 7. Discover shadow IT and take control of cloud apps,” you’ll learn how to set up Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) to identify, access, and manage the cloud applications used by your organization.
Cloud-based services have significantly increased productivity for today’s workforce, prompting users to adopt new cloud apps and services and making it a challenge for you to keep up. Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), a cloud access security broker (CASB), helps you gain control over shadow IT with tools that give you visibility into the cloud apps and services used in your organization, asses them for risk, and provide sophisticated analytics. You can then make an informed decision about whether you want to sanction the apps you discover or block them from being accessed.