Gartner Research

Assessing Outsourcing and Third-Party Security Risks

Published: 22 June 2006

ID: G00140128

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser

Summary

Outsourcing offers compelling advantages, but it is often infeasible to collect sufficient information to make a useful assessment of the security risks involved in allowing corporate information to be used off-site by nonemployees. Sometimes this risk ambiguity will be unacceptably high.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Assessing Third-Party Risk
  • Risk Control Mechanisms
  • Conclusion

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