Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233) and index.
Outsourcing and Information Security -- Y2K as a Turning Point -- The Post Y2K Outsourcing Speed Bump -- Shaky Managed Security Services Providers -- A Prognosis -- The Information Security Market -- Information Security Risks -- Threats -- From Internal Source -- From External Sources -- Review of Threats -- Vulnerabilities -- Computer Systems and Networks -- Software Development -- Systemic Risks -- Operational Risk -- Operator and Administrator Risk -- Complexity Risk -- Life-Cycle Risk -- Risks of Obsolescence -- Vendor Viability Risk -- Risk of Poor Quality Support -- Conversion Risk -- Risk of Dependency on Key Individuals -- Justifying Outsourcing -- Professed Reasons to Outsource -- The Basis for Decision -- Reasons for Considering Outsourcing -- Cost Savings -- Performance -- Security -- Expertise -- Computer Applications -- Support -- Financial Arrangements -- The Other Side of the Outsourcing Decision -- Risks of Outsourcing -- Loss of Control -- Viability of Service Providers -- Reasons for Abandoning Service -- Relative Size of Customer -- Quality of Service -- Tangibles -- Reliability -- Responsiveness -- Assurance -- Empathy -- The Issue of Trust -- Performance of Applications and Services -- Lack of Expertise -- Hidden and Uncertain Costs -- Limited Customization and Enhancements -- Knowledge Transfer -- Shared Environments -- Legal and Regulatory Matters -- Categorizing Costs and Benefits -- Structured, Unbiased Analysis--The Ideal -- Costs and Benefits.
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This comprehensive and timely resource examines security risks related to IT outsourcing, clearly showing you how to recognize, evaluate, minimize, and manage these risks. Unique in its scope, this single volume offers you complete coverage of the whole range of IT security services and fully treats the IT security concerns of outsourcing. The book helps you deepen your knowledge of the tangible and intangible costs and benefits associated with outsourcing IT and IS functions.