In a new report released by European information technology analysis group, Quocirca, organisations that admitted to being frequently hacked, all outsource at least some of their coding practice, with 90 percent outsourcing more than 40 percent! 

With this in mind the hacker’s future looks rosy as outsourcing applications is on the up, with 78 percent of organisations that say software development is business critical for them choosing to outsource their vital applications. But security is being left out in the cold - with companies failing to build security in when they outsource the development of their critical applications, according to a report released today by Quocirca and supported by Fortify Software.

http://www.security.itproportal.com/articles/2008/04/07/outsource-your-code-youre-more-likely-be-hacked/

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