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July 29 2014

Reducing Security Threats Posed by Contract Workers

"In a time of budget sensitivity, many businesses, government agencies and other types of organizations are turning to independent contractors as a more flexible and less expensive alternative to hiring regular, full-time employees. However, the cost savings of using third-party contractors can also come with certain risks, most notably in terms of security. Contractors and other third parties, including vendors, delivery people and other ""outsiders,"" may create a breach in physical security, which compromises all other elements of a security program. Awareness of the potential risks associated with contractors and proactive steps to address those risks should be part of every security program."