If you’re thinking about outsourcing your development, you must be wondering how to keep your data secured.
Data breaches are a real danger that can lead to fines and damaged reputation. It's very important to understand how your data is being handled by everyone you work with. Especially when working with agencies in different countries where the laws may be different.
This article gives five tips on securing your development outsourcing. These tips include protecting your intellectual property (IP), asking about security certifications, limiting privileges, making an airtight agreement, and preventing breaches.
Protect Your Intellectual Property
Before outsourcing your development, you must be familiar with intellectual property laws. If you’re outsourcing out of your country, you also need to review the intellectual property protection laws in that country too.
Then you can discuss intellectual property policies with your selected agency. You want to make sure they understand the laws and that they follow the rules. Ask about their security measures around intellectual property protection. For example, do their employees sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA)?
The agency should be able to provide these details in-depth. If not, take it as a red flag. You can also discuss discrepancies and have your lawyer add this to your contract.