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October 29, 2009updated 23 Aug 2016 3:04pm

Security worries over outsourced IT

IT managers believe outsourced gear less secure

By Janine Milne

One in five IT managers believes their outsourced systems and processes are less secure than their in-house gear, yet intend to increase the amount they outsource, according to a report commissioned by NCC Group.
One in five IT managers believes their outsourced systems and processes are less secure than their in-house gear, yet intend to increase the amount they outsource, according to a report commissioned by NCC Group.

The survey also found that only 64% of IT managers in medium-sized firms expected their companies’ suppliers to have formal security procedures and policies in place.

NCC Group called upon suppliers to demonstrate more commitment to security and warned that companies choosing to outsource simply weren’t asking the right questions of prospective suppliers, putting their business critical systems at risk as a result.

 

“Businesses that fail to check their suppliers’ credentials, choosing cost and convenience over security, are investing in false economy,” said John Redeyoff, head of 365 assured at NCC Group.

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Redeyoff also urged suppliers to uphold their side of the bargain and demonstrate more commitment to security.

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