For every lock, there is someone out there trying to pick it or break in. – David Bernstein
In this fast changing world, most companies now integrate IT into their organization. So how will the company protect its highly sensitive data against attacks and damages? The number of cyber hackers is growing and they are breaking into the company’s computer system, intruding and causing damage to the organization’s operations.
The best thing for a company to do is to invest into IT security to protect its data from these hackers.
According to Edward S. Ferrara, “Security is so hot that good people are hard to find, and they’re expensive.” So outsourcing IT security is most likely the best option since it is cost efficient than hiring your own IT personnel. There are however issues and risks with outsourcing IT security, some of which includes data control, privacy of confidential information and the quality of service.
According to Cloud Security Alliance, outsourcing is not advised for governance-related security functions, but for operations-related security functions like firewall management, network security, vulnerability scanning, anti-malware, host security and database firewall management.
In order to mitigate the risks involved in outsourcing IT security, it is necessary for the organization to have in place proper procedures or measures in the SLA. A company should choose the right service provider that could meet the security requirements of the organization without compromising its sensitive and confidential information.