SecurityPark.net has a brief article on outsourcing security, written by David Beesley, director of security consultancy Network Defence. As he points out, we don’t think twice about hiring an alarm service to monitor our physical facilities, yet network security outsourcing is still something that gives companies pause.
I’ll let you read the story for the full rundown, but here’s one tip worth sharing:
The initial meeting with an SSP to discuss needs leads us to the next point: are you comfortable opening up your network to them? Do some homework here: try to meet with the company at their offices to see how they manage their operations and provide their services.