Data security in a collaborative environment

The R&D sector is increasingly turning to collaborative, partnered and outsourced projects to boost innovation, reduce costs and help expedite development, writes Sophia Ktori.

The model outlined above has the added benefit of spreading risk and allowing industry to tap into niche expertise and specialisation. But partnering or outsourcing inevitably involves the two-way traffic of information, and that raises major concerns about data security, confidentiality and the ability to track and monitor exactly who may get to see your IP and other commercially sensitive data.

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