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Network and data security are crucial to protecting your business, but you also have to think externally and keep track of what happens when you connect to a service provider or in situations where a contractor has to actually physically interact with your infrastructure. In those situations, you have to evaluate whether a provider’s security practices are up to your standards and make sure you have policies in place to monitor contractors inside your facility so they don’t purposefully or inadvertently infect or otherwise impact your business-critical internal systems.

Service Providers

Companies are outsourcing workloads to third-party service providers more than ever before in an effort to save money and gain agility. Even though there are benefits, it’s important to understand that you are essentially taking potentially business-critical workloads and moving them away from your data center, which has some inherent risk.

To overcome those risks, you can take three approaches, says James McCloskey, director, advisory services— security and risk at Info-Tech Research Group.

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Published: April 17, 2015
Last Revised: June 18, 2015

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    Phillip Murray | 08-24-2018

    Are you aware the link to the article is actually a link to http://www.sandhills.com/ ?

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 08-27-2018

      Hello, Phillip. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is an old press release for an article that one of our analysts was quoted in. Unfortunately, this article no longer exists and there is not an archive. This press release will be retired. Thanks again and please let us know if you have any further questions.

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