A Contractual Approach to Manage Security Risks When Outsourcing


Dr Sam De Silva, Partner, Manches LLP
Thursday 7th March 2013 – 7:30pm
Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG

171_Sam-DeSilvaMany businesses consider outsourcing because of cost savings, improved quality of the outsourced services and the opportunity to focus on its core competencies. One challenge in outsourcing which needs to be considered is the security risks. To a certain extent, such risks result because some parts of the customer’s IT infrastructure and processes are now under the control of a third party, the outsourcing service provider. The purpose of the session is to provide an outline of how the outsourcing contract between the customer and service provider can be used to manage such security risks.  Key issues in the contract which should be addressed to ensure that security risks are managed include: (1) addressing security in transition arrangements; (2) structuring and drafting the security requirements appropriately; (3) ensuring the customer has sufficient security audit rights; and (4) managing the risks of the service provider using shared environments.

About Dr. Sam De Silva


Event Information

The meeting is on Thursday 7 March 7.00 for 7.30 and ends around 9.00.

It will be held at the Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG.

Sandwiches and light refreshments are available from 7.00pm.

Meetings are open to non-members and free.