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Outsource versus inhouse security

By cweinsch ·
Hello, I'm Carl Weinschenk, a writer for the site. I am doing a story focusing on the pros and cons of outsourcing security versus keeping it in house. I'm interested in the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, whether one or the other is moreappropriate in certain scenarios and whether, during the past few months, the dynamic has changed. By this last point, I'm asking whether either outsourcers or in-house departments (and the vendors who work with them) have done things to alleviate or reduce their traditional vulnerabilities and make them more attractive to potential customers. Thanks, Carl.

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Accept Legal Liability.

by admin In reply to Outsource versus inhouse ...

Even if we didn't need them for actual security per se, my company is interested in shifting as much financial and legal liability to outside companies as possible if it is in our financial interest to do so. Our legal people are pretty good at helping us write contracts to this end and with many tax, payroll, HR etc. issues we have come out ahead financially many times as our consultants have paid the losses. If Network Security Conslutants were underwritten and could demonstrate this sort of a service at a reasonable cost so that we could pay a fixed monthly, this might be enticing. :)

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