IT Confessional: 1 Out Of 3 IT Professionals Surveyed At Amazon re:Invent Not Aware Of Their Vendor’s Security Practices

In a year of high-profile data breaches, survey results from attendees at Amazon re:Invent conference highlight the need for AWS users to select IT vendors with stringent security practices

ST. LOUIS, MO. (December 4, 2014) – St. Louis-based Connectria Hosting, a world leader in hosting customers in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced the findings of a survey conducted at this year’s AWS re:Invent conference.

Connectria randomly asked more than 100 AWS re:Invent attendees about a number of security practices. 1 out of 3 respondents said they were not familiar with their vendor’s security practices. As AWS customers leverage more service providers to support their Amazon Web Services environments, these findings indicate a critical need to leverage AWS service providers like Connectria with proven, stringent security practices that continually protect their AWS environments from data breaches.

The reasons most often cited for a lack of security oversight included:

  • Lack of time to review them (33 percent)
  • Lack of resources to review them (30 percent)
  • Respondents felt confident about their vendors’ security policies (22 percent)
  • Respondents felt confident about their own security policies (19 percent)

“With the rate of change taking place with AWS and all across IT, it’s not surprising that IT departments and AWS users are having a hard time keeping up,” said Rich Waidmann, president and CEO of Connectria. “In light of the number of high-profile security breaches recently such as eBay, Home Depot, Target and Neiman Marcus, it’s critical for customers moving to AWS to work with a company like Connectria with proven skills building and running secure AWS environments. Our first customer was Deutsche Bank in 1998, and we’ve been at the forefront of running secure systems for nearly two decades. Since we began hosting customers in AWS, we’ve been able to leverage our proven, industry-leading security measures to ensure that our customers’ systems are secure.”

About Connectria
Connectria provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. Recognized as the #1 Cloud in North America, we are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.

At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we've established a unique culture where every individual goes "the extra mile" to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.