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Security concerns bedevil Chinese outsourcing

Jaikumar Vijayan, Patrick Thibodeau | March 12, 2013
U.S. companies might hesitate to send IT work to China in light of new reports on cyberespionage programs there.

Basic security practices "are more important than thinking about where you are physically located," he said.

Daniel Castro, an analyst at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, said it's unlikely that most "businesses will rethink their offshoring decisions because of the Mandiant report."

However, he warned, "they should all be taking a close look at their risk exposure and mitigation measures for these types of threats."


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