Chapter 3

Information Security in Vendor and Business Partner Relationships

Michael R. Overly

3.1 Introduction

Entrusting any amount of sensitive information to a business partner or vendor should always involve not only an assessment of applicable privacy issues (discussed in Chapter 4) but also overall information security measures to secure the information. In the context of Big Data, the size and sensitivity of the databases make this issue all the more important. Worse yet, these databases create an almost irresistible target for hackers and others with malicious intent.

The issue of information security should be at the forefront in any instance when Big Data may be licensed or otherwise made accessible to a third party. As noted, those ...

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