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The Threat of Third-Party Access

DATA PROTECTION

July 5, 2012

In the fourth installment of its series exploring information security issues faced by businesses today, COMPUTERWORLD looks at how third-party access puts company data at risk. Market Analyst Vern Hue notes that when a company shares data with a third party, it is putting faith in that third party’s security practices, adding, “This, in essence, makes the third party the potential chink in the company's information security armour.” Hue recommends conducting a risk assessment “to ensure that the third party's security integrity, controls and standards meet your own organisation's standards” and to only give the third party access to information it needs to conduct its business.
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