Connectria Hosting Receives FISMA Moderate Certification

by Sarah Harvey / February 14th, 2017

Independent Audit Verifies Connectria’s Information Security Controls and Processes using NIST 800-53

St. Louis, MO – February 14, 2017 – Connectria Hosting, a global cloud hosting company and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced that it has achieved FISMA Moderate Certification. An independent licensed CPA firm, KirkpatrickPrice performed the FISMA audit which documented the physical, administrative, and technical safeguards Connectria has implemented, as well as the effectiveness of the Connectria’s Risk Management Strategy and how its controls achieve FISMA compliance.

“FISMA is a stringent framework built on guidelines issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice. “Though NIST standards and guidelines ensure proper levels of information security as it pertains to U.S. federal agencies and assets, it is also designed to be used as guidance by any information technology department, in any industry. We are happy to report that Connectria’s management has demonstrated a commitment to FISMA compliance and consistent adherence to the implementation of best practices as it applies to information security.”

“We’re extremely pleased to achieve FISMA Moderate Certification,” noted Steve Grzybinski, Connectria Director of Security, Compliance & Technology. “For nearly 20 years, Connectria has been a leader in compliance hosting and we’re committed to adhering to the strictest security standards and regulations including SSAE 16 Type II SOC1 and SOC2, PCI/DSS and HIPAA in addition to FISMA. Given our world-class 24/7 Security Operations Center along with our years of experience, Connectria is unique in our ability to deliver the highest levels of security and compliance services for our customers, regardless of whether they’re running systems in our data centers, their data centers, or in public clouds like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.”

About Connectria Hosting

Since 1996, Connectria ( has provided award-winning cloud hosting, remote monitoring and cloud security for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. 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 employee 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 technology needs of large and small organizations alike.

About KirkpatrickPrice, LLC

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  By specializing in Service Organization Control Reports (SSAE, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3), security audit services and compliance issues, the firm offers efficient expertise with relevant skills and qualifications for engagements governed by the AICPA and other data security best practices. The firm’s employees are certified with CPA, CISA, CISSP and other certifications critical to the audit process.