IT Security – Who Watches the Watchmen?

Originally posted April 19, 2011

When clients raise the question of the security of an outsourced service, it’s frequently a proxy for the feeling that they can trust/have control over their own people, but don’t really trust the service provider’s personnel.

Available at http://www.sourcingspeak.com/2011/04/quis-custodiet-ipsos-custodes-or-who-watches-the-watchmen.html

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About John Nicholson

I'm a transactional attorney who focuses on structuring and negotiating large outsourcing transactions (both on and offshore). As part of my work, I've specialized in: - Structuring and negotiating large outsourcing transactions (both on and offshore) including IT outsourcing and various BPOs (including HRO, Facilities Management, Procurement, Finance and Accounting), large systems development and implementations; - Assisting with development of RFPs, proposal evaluation, down select, and negotiation; - US and European privacy laws, including US Safe Harbor, and state privacy and data breach notification laws; and - Privacy, security, legal and contractual issues associated with cloud computing. I'm a frequent speaker on outsourcing, privacy and security issues. Before becoming a lawyer, I was the acting IT director for a mid-size company prior to hiring the CIO and project manager for the company's Oracle Financials implementation.
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