(The Hosting News) – INetU, the industry experts in complex hosting and a global provider of business-centric managed cloud and application hosting, announced today that Scott Walters has been named Director of Security, responsible for the Company’s Security Operations Center (SOC), compliance audits and certifications.
Walters joined INetU in 2007 and has been instrumental in shaping the Company’s client services department, which provides customer onboarding and lifecycle support. Under his tenure as director of client services, Walters expanded the department to meet customer needs as the company introduced new cloud products, enhanced service levels for enterprise customers and most recently released the robust INetU Security Suite.
“As a result of ever increasing threats and more complex compliance demands, information security is becoming a progressively more difficult proposition for businesses to manage alone,” said Walters. “Part of my work as director of security will be to foster the technology we use to provide secure environments for our customers and provide the oversight and accountability they expect.” When asked about the importance of his new role going forward, Walters said, “Our customers would tell you it’s the most important part of the relationship.”
In addition to being responsible for data and network security, Walters is tasked with scaling the SOC team to continue to keep INetU ahead of emerging information security trends. Walters and his team will oversee the Company’s numerous compliance audits and maintain certifications, such as SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3 and PCI DSS, and work with INetU Labs in the development of new security products and services.
“Scott has been instrumental in the deployment and advancement of the INetU Security Suite and our security team over the last year. With this promotion, Scott will now lead this essential and rapidly growing division of our company,” said David Van Allen, vice president of operations at INetU. “I’ve known Scott for 18 years and I personally cannot think of a better security champion and leader who can take INetU, our customers and the industry forward.”
Prior to joining INetU, Walters consulted for Mack Trucks, a subsidiary of Volvo AB, and led an international security team for the Unix platform, establishing security systems, baselines and policies for all Unix systems that were used by the worldwide Volvo Group business units. In addition, he was selected by Volvo management to lead the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance of the Unix platform in North America. Walters holds a BA from Lehigh University, with Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credentials.
About INetU Managed Hosting
INetU, Inc., a leading managed hosting and cloud provider, delivers secure, high performance and reliable hosting for businesses worldwide. INetU expertly provides compliant solutions for e-Commerce, Healthcare, Financial Services, SaaS and more. With domestic and international datacenters, INetU has the global reach to support even the most complex hosting environments. INetU is PCI, SSAE 16/SOC 1, SOC 2/3, ISAE 3402 and Safe Harbor compliant and provides HIPAA guidance and assurances.