How to Handle Security and Manage Risk with OFS – Practical Advice

Is your data safe with your Online Filipino Specialist? Is managing risk easy when working with OFSs?

The simple answer is: YES.

Yes, your data is safe. Yes, risk management is easy.

Why do I say this?

I say this because Filipinos are honest, and they want to work — they want a job. 

This is especially true for OFSs, Filipinos who work online where competition is tight. Filipinos working online don’t just compete with other Filipinos or their friends in their hometown — they compete with the world. Once they find a job, they will do everything to keep that job. They are not the types who rock the boat.

You can trust them with everything! Your personal information, your credit card information — they look at all these as a part of the job. They don’t see it as an opportunity to steal, they see your information as something they have to protect and keep safe lest they lose their jobs.

If you want to take an extra blanket of protection, you can always do so. There are many apps and software that help secure your data; LastPass, for example, lets you share your logins without having to share your username and your password.

I’ve been outsourcing for more than 15 years now, and I have never felt threatened nor have I felt that my security is at risk.

I share my thoughts about security and managing risks when you’re working with an OFS in this video.

This practical advice is just one of many we have on our blog. Head on to our outsourcing education page to catch the whole series. 

You can also check out reviews from entrepreneurs who already made the jump and have VAs of their own, here’s a list of reviews on

I also have a new book that I am giving away, The Outsourcing Lever. It’s about how I have done outsourcing over the years.

You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

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  1. Bill Dowdall says

    John, if I have data that I need entered which includes client’s dates of birth and social security numbers, what is my recourse for prosecution in the Philippines if that data is used to steal identities, etc.?

    • says

      Hi Bill,

      Thank you for your comment. We do not really recommend putting out sensitive data or confidential data of your client for safety & security purposes (unless it is necessary, such as filling out data for a subscription, etc.). But it is best to mention this to your client, if their data is needed, so that they are aware

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