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October 02, 2006

Circumventing the security issues in Outsourcing!

Are you one of the lots who outsource work to Indian firms? Do you have fear and anxiety regarding the privacy and security of the data being outsourced? Are you ambiguous as to whether India can be accounted as a trustworthy subcontracting destination? If yes, go ahead to read the measures Indian firms have taken up to resolve these issues.

From the perspective of the Indian government, it is working with NASSCOM to bring in stringent laws on par with US for continued privacy/security issues. Indian IT firms do understand that privacy issues will not only tarnish their image amidst competitors but will also tarnish the established brand name of India as an efficient outsourcing destination. Mid cap and large cap companies in India have come up with innumerous ways of handling the concerns related to data privacy and security.

  • Palm readers are being used to restrict access to work places at IT Firms.
    Internet and Intranet access has been removed from machines that are into the domain of the client.
  • USB Port access has been taken out at the work place to avoid the data security breaches across the organizations.
  • Visitors are not allowed to enter the workplaces in the IT Firms.
  • Telephonic conversations are being recorded for security reasons.
  • Surveillance cameras inspect and take care security breaches at the work place.

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