Is Your Data Secure With Third-Party Vendors?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-24-2012
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Is Your Data Secure With Third-Party Vendors?

Is Your Data Secure With Third-Party Vendors?

IT and Price
When evaluating third-party vendors, 59% of IT professionals say price is their most important consideration.

The issue of data security is something the business and IT sides don’t always agree about. The differences between the two sides are made abundantly clear in a new study commissioned by nCircle, an information risk management company, about data security and business partners. Whereas the IT side is consistently thinking about price as well as security, the business side doesn’t care as much about security. Value is, well, valued differently by the business side, and by the look of things, that won’t be changing anytime soon.

Still, the nCircle data is important for both sides to explore. The corporate world is increasingly relying on third-party firms to handle key tasks. And security, once an internal issue, is now partly reliant on those third-party firms. Yet another major shift in our understanding of security is afoot, and it’s vastly important that both business leaders and CIOs understand this.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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