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by Marene Allison

Concerns Of Outsourcing Physical Security

Jul 19, 20041 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Outsourcing primarily takes away your personal span of responsibility around the activities you are outsourcing. However, you now have to rely on a third party to take the same care and due diligence that you would take. For example, if you hire a guard company, you have to ensure that the post orders are maintained to your standards; you have to ensure that they complete the background checks with the same due diligence that you would; their training program must meet your needs. The same goes for the installation of security devices: Are they wired properly? If you have an enterprise system, is your outsourcer doing the virus updates? Is there a firewall? You must consider all the security risks that you might have if you did all the activities in-house, but you have to rely on others to ensure that the work gets done.