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Breaking news from ihotdesk, the home of IT outsourcing in London:
Victims of hacking and security breaches often outsource some of their computer programming, it has emerged.

Category Security
10 April 2008
Victims of hacking and security breaches often outsource some of their computer programming, it has emerged.

A recent survey by analyst Quocirca has found that 90 per cent of companies that have been hacked outsource at least 40 per cent of their IT, according to Management Consultancy.

Researchers surveyed 250 senior executives and IT directors at companies in the UK, the United States and Germany, reports the news provider.

Principal analyst at Quocirca and author of the report Fran Howarth put the findings down to many companies not taking built-in security measures seriously enough.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "[Companies] are entrusting large parts of their application development needs to third parties. This creates an even greater onus for organisations to thoroughly test all code generated for applications - without which they could be playing into the hands of hackers."

This news follows reports this week that organisations can improve their online security by concentrating on making data safe rather than infrastructure, and by questioning all information that is not intrinsically safe.

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