Mackay Shields CTO: Routinely Check Vendor Data Security

Anthony Vigilante, Mackay Shields

  The vendor, which Mackay Shields IT head Anthony Vigilante declines to name, had begun offering their service through a hosted platform, and nudged the client to move to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. A conference call was set up to discuss it. Eventually the conversation turned to data security. Vigilante asked some basic questions: How are you going to protect our data? How do you separate customer data? How can you ensure that someone else isn't going to touch our data? What