I was staggered to read that authorities in a southern Indian state are planning to set up an outsourcing unit in a jail. They obviously think it’s a good idea. But any customers that suffer a major data breach are likely to be heavily criticized for taking such a risk. Personnel security checks are a major component of information security standards.
This development highlights the increasing importance of conducting due diligence on off shore arrangements. “Always remember the maxim: choose your business partners with care! ” warns Alastair MacWillson warns in his Forward to my new book Managing Security in Outsourced and Off-shored Environments.