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Some businesses find it easier and more cost effective to outsource security needs. In the physical security realm, this means hiring a security agency. In the world of network security,companies provide the digital equivalent. This part looks at the types of security needs that can be outsourced, and the issues involved.

Key Points

  • When you outsource something, you’re extending trust. How well do you know the people you’re trusting?
  • It’s crucial to ensure that your organization’s security philosophies and policies are understood and embraced by all of your outsource providers.


This part examines how outsourcing in general can impact information security. The three chapters here focus on outsourcing security technologies and services: