Outsourcing aids many data thefts, Verizon says

IT outsourcing eases organized crime’s theft of credit-card data from chains, Verizon says
NEW YORK (Associated Press) – The reliance of restaurant chains and retail stores on outside companies to handle credit-card processing and other information-technology functions is partly to blame for a rash of consumer data breaches over the last few years, according to data sleuths at Verizon Communications Inc.
Even a chain with thousands of restaurants might have only 100 employees in information technology, so it uses outside vendors for many IT functions, said Bryan Sartin, director of the investigative response team at Verizon Business.

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