IT managers believe outsourced gear less secure
The survey also found that only 64% of IT managers in medium-sized firms expected their companies’ suppliers to have formal security procedures and policies in place.
NCC Group called upon suppliers to demonstrate more commitment to security and warned that companies choosing to outsource simply weren’t asking the right questions of prospective suppliers, putting their business critical systems at risk as a result.
“Businesses that fail to check their suppliers’ credentials, choosing cost and convenience over security, are investing in false economy,” said John Redeyoff, head of 365 assured at NCC Group.
Redeyoff also urged suppliers to uphold their side of the bargain and demonstrate more commitment to security.