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Farming Out Security: How to Choose a Service Provider

Outsourcing IT security functions can succeed if you choose the right services and ask the right questions. Many companies outsource some or all IT security responsibilities to a service provider. But IT managers who have been down this road say it’s important to know what to outsource, what the conditions should be and how to set up the contract for a successful outcome. Outsourcing IT security can work, many users say. Successful arrangements can lower security costs and make up for a lack of in-house expertise. Users disagree on some details, such as whether to use more than one managed security service provider (MSSP), but they also offer specific advice on dealing with liability issues, which services to outsource and how to hold vendors accountable.Full Story

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