Security and outsourcing – whose responsibility is it anyway?

Why CIOs have to think about their outsourcing projects and responsibilities in 2015

Security continues to be a thorny problem for organisations to deal with. According to a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute, 67% of IT organisations have tightened access to company data because they had increased requirements or concerns around security. As companies hear about more and more data breaches occurring through an employee’s compromised remote access account or a vendor’s network login, the immediate reaction is to shut down access as much as possible.

At the same time, however, outsourcing around IT security is increasing. When Pierre Audoin Consultants researched attitudes towards outsourcing of security operations, the firm found that 34% of companies used managed security services, while 13% outsourced all their IT security requirements. Of the large enterprises surveyed, only 21% used no external services.

Read more at: Information Age-Security and outsourcing – whose responsibility is it anyway? by Ben Rossi 


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