Best practices for outsourcing security

Outsourcing security provides several benefits, from costs savings to access to resources. Here are the best practices for outsourcing security

An increasing number of organisations are outsourcing security to reduce costs and raise security standards.

Research figures from PA Consulting found that 68 percent of organisations see cost reduction as the top reason for outsourcing, while 57 percent say access to resources.

Businesses have various options for outsourcing security – including opting for managed and hosted services. These are ideal for organisations without the necessary tools, resources and budgets to tackle these issues in-house.

A common way to outsource is to use a managed security service provider (MSSP) that can provide a range of services including enterprise-grade content filtering, VPNs and data backup. We look at the best practices for outsourcing security and the steps on where to begin.

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Additional reporting by Hannah Williams.

CIO UK