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Guidelines to Secure Outsourcing

by fauzia 11. March 2013 19:16


Customers today are hesitant to outsource due to security issues. However, you can ease your concerns by following the guidelines listed below.


1. Security Policy

Ensure everything is in order in your organization and go over your security policy. A good security policy is rational, sound and clearly states standards and guidelines finalized by stakeholders, managers, and employees. Also make sure your policy includes data classification distinguishing between sensitive and common data.


2. Protect Your Data

Employ the use of application layer firewalls and database monitoring gateways. Such devices help enforce usage policies, and prevent vulnerability exploitation and privilege abuse. Choose a vendor who uses these functionalities as well as they help in total data protection.


3. Implementing Least Privilege

Determine a method to monitor material exceptions. In addition, guarantee the Rule of Least Usage. Never allow access to all of your records at one time and never allow unmonitored access.


4. Choosing the Right Vendor

This is a crucial step for the security of your business. You must also ensure he or she has strict security policies in place and enforces those policies within his or her organization. Make sure he or she has security policies preventing anyone from copying your data to portable devices as well.


5. Data Handling Education

Ensure the security of your data by making sure your vendor trains his or her employees on the protection and handling of sensitive data. If not, make certain he or she provides that education.


6. Sound Privacy and Intellectual Property Policy

Make certain sound intellectual property protection laws are in place and that your intellectual property policies and privacy are honored. Ensure all of this is clear to avoid misunderstandings.


7. Monitor Traffic

To ensure leak-proof traffic, make certain outbound e-mail and Internet traffic is monitored to prevent information leaks.


8. Security Audits

Conduct regularly scheduled database/application and network security audits to make certain of secure outsourcing. These audits aid in recognizing potential vulnerabilities and issues with databases, devices, and applications on the network.


9. Prevention Technologies

Inquire if the technology to control data flow is in place, what prevention technologies are used, and if his or her employees follow his or her policies. In addition, ensure he or she has the technology to preventing anyone from emailing or copying sensitive data.


ITLink Solutions

You can rest assured of complete confidentiality and data security when you outsource to ITLink Solutions. We take our customers security concerns seriously and take the crucial steps to security to ensure complete data privacy.

Don’t allow security worries prevent you from experiencing the benefits. Choose ITLink Solutions and experience the best offshore outsourcing knowing your confidential data is in secure hands.


 

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