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Blog December 4, 2014

One out of Three IT professionals surveyed are unaware of their vendors’ security practices

1 out of 3 IT professionals surveyed are unaware of their vendors’ security practices

One out of three IT Professionals are not familiar with their organizations’ IT vendors’ security practices, according to a survey we conducted while attending this year’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Out of the more than 100 attendees we queried, a surprising one out of every three respondents said they were not familiar with their vendors’ security practices. After a year of seemingly unending breaches, from the memorable eBay Heartbleed attack to major retailers Home Depot, Target and Neiman Marcus, it would seem that organizations would be cracking down on security, including having a strong grasp on the practices of their partners.

When asked why, reasons for complacency 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)

We know there’s a lot challenging an IT department’s ability to keep pace, including easy access to malware via the Internet, evolving and more sophisticated malware and more organization and coordination by attackers.

As AWS customers leverage more and more service providers to support their Amazon Web Services environments, they will need to turn to providers like Connectria that deliver proven, stringent security practices that continually protect their AWS environments from data breaches.

We’ve been at the forefront of running secure systems for nearly two decades since our first customer, Deutsche Bank, back in 1998. If you are looking to partner with a proven AWS Managed Services company who has been in the hosting business for 16 years+, let us know.

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