Third-Party Security

If you had to worry about security only within the walls of your own organization, your life as a security professional would be far less complicated. Unfortunately, however, in this day and age, this isn’t the case. A decade or so ago, most businesses tried to do everything in-house with regard to IT security. Today, however, it’s not unusual to find a great many services outsourced by companies to third parties, or even located off the company’s campus and in the cloud. Although the company can often transfer responsibility for services to a third party or cloud provider, the ultimate accountability usually still rests with the organization. While third-party providers may be accountable to your organization ...

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