Given the ease of signing up for cloud application services and the real needs they fill day-to-day, many non-IT department end users have been the ones to adopt SaaS apps into corporate networks. Whether or not you have done so yourself, in today’s “app economy,” it is more important than ever for everyone to assume some level of responsibility for security.

To assess the baseline security of a new SaaS app, start with the app itself. Especially, as we noted in this previous article, the areas of authentication, encryption and policy. Beyond that, pay attention to these two additional topics: basic infrastructure and cybersecurity citizenship.

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