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DefenseStorm Named Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company with 239% Growth Rate

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DefenseStorm, the leading cloud-based cybersecurity, cybercompliance and cyberfraud management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, today announced being recognized for its exceptional growth, leadership and transformative solutions.

With impressive three-year revenue growth of 239%, DefenseStorm appeared once again on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Additionally, appearing for its second time on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter list of Atlanta’s fastest-growing private companies, DefenseStorm jumped up 52 spots, landing at #42. Both awards, which are determined based on revenue and employee figures, solidify DefenseStorm’s ability to successfully drive innovation and turn investment into results.

In addition, DefenseStorm was listed among the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) 2021 Top 40 companies in Georgia, which are focused on the creation, development and dissemination of technology.

On the leadership side, The Software Report named DefenseStorm Vice President, Customer Solutions, Paige Barry, to its Top 25 Woman Leaders in Cybersecurity of 2021. The list recognizes women who not only stepped up to new challenges in addressing cyber risks and vulnerabilities but implemented proactive strategies that ensure ongoing resilience to cyberattacks for their organizations and their clients.

Just over halfway through 2021, DefenseStorm has also received several industry awards. The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) awarded DefenseStorm’s CyberFraud solution with the Innovation Award for its transformational and valuable contributions to the credit union industry. Further, DefenseStorm earned two industry nods from the national Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, specifically being named a gold winner for best financial services industry solution and best cybersecurity company. In addition, DefenseStorm was recognized as a finalist in Bank Director’s 2021 Best of FinXTech Awards for its ability to create efficiencies and reduce risk.

“Building one of the fastest-growing companies in Atlanta and America is a remarkable achievement our team has worked hard to make a reality,” said Steve Soukup, chief executive officer of DefenseStorm. “We attribute our continued growth as a cybersecurity market leader to the community of trust we build both among our associates and between DefenseStorm and our customers and partners. Combining that dynamic with a singular focus on the banking vertical is essential to our success. Looking to the second half of 2021, customer-driven innovation is and will continue to be a primary focus for our team as we expand our threat detection for online banking, mobile banking and internal systems with CyberFraud, our newest offering.”

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity, cybercompliance and cyberfraud solutions specifically built for banking to achieve and maintain Cyber Safety & Soundness. The DefenseStorm GRID is the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind, operating as a technology system and as a service supported by experts in FI security and compliance. It watches everything on a bank or credit union’s network and matches it to defined policies for real time, complete and proactive cyber exposure readiness, keeping security and fraud teams smart and executives accountable. DefenseStorm links GRID activities directly into control frameworks and self-assessments with automated evidence collection to easily demonstrate adherence to industry and regulatory standards. Compliance evidence can also be linked to your own unique policies and internal controls. A Threat Ready Active Compliance (TRAC) Team augments a bank or credit union’s internal team to protect business continuity and skills availability while also ensuring cost-effective coverage and management. DefenseStorm is a NAFCU Services Preferred Partner for cloud-based cybersecurity.