Outsourcing Risk

By John Wagley

Sending IT jobs abroad can help cut costs. But it can also increase security risks, according to a recent survey of 350 IT managers. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said they thought outsourcing decreased network security, 9 percent said it had a positive impact, and 22 percent said it had no impact.

Twenty-five percent of respondents in the survey, conducted by Amplitude Research, belonged to companies that outsourced IT jobs to other countries. Of such outsourcing firms, about half said their security had been negatively impacted and 61 percent said their company had experienced a data breach. In contrast, just 35 percent of companies not outsourcing reported such a data loss. The survey noted, however, that outsourcing companies were more likely to report a breach.

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