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Is Your Data Secure With Third-Party Vendors?

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-24-2012 Print

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.

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Security and Privacy
Over one-third of IT professionals (37%) say a third-party vendor’s information security and privacy policies are an important part of their hiring decision.



 

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