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DefenseStorm® Renews SOC 2 Compliance, Demonstrating its Ability to Effectively Secure & Protect Client Data

ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2017DefenseStorm, a company that delivers cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions specifically built for banking, today announced that the company has successfully completed its Service Organization Controls (SOC) Audit 2 Type II examination.

Since the company’s inception in 2015, DefenseStorm has taken proactive steps to comply with the SOC 2 framework and worked with external auditor, Skoda Minotti, to validate DefenseStorm’s IT environment. By completing the examination, DefenseStorm proves that its IT controls remain strong and customer data is properly secured and kept confidential. This also attests to the company’s ability to maintain availability of its systems and ensures that data processing integrity procedures are in place.

SOC 2 audits are performed in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) and are based on the trust service principles outlined in AICPA’s guide, which involves reporting on controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, or privacy. A service organization may select any or all of the trust service principles applicable to their business and DefenseStorm chose to report on security, availability, processing integrity and confidentiality. The successful completion of the voluntary engagement illustrates DefenseStorm’s ongoing commitment to create and maintain a secure operating environment for their clients’ confidential data.

“Our SOC 2 audit provides DefenseStorm’s clients with the assurance that the controls and safeguards we employ to protect and secure their data are first-rate,” said DJ Landreneau, Vice President of Customer Success at DefenseStorm. “Successfully completing the SOC 2 Type 2 audit is a worthwhile accomplishment that demonstrates DefenseStorm’s commitment to superior cybersecurity measures as we continue to grow.”

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions specifically built for banking.  The company delivers the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind – as both a technology system and as a service supported by experts in financial institution security and compliance. DefenseStorm’s security data platform watches everything on a financial institution’s network and matches it to defined policies for complete and proactive cyber exposure readiness, keeping security teams smart and executives accountable to their customers, communities, regulators and Boards.  Built from the ground up in the cloud, DefenseStorm unifies detection, investigation, reporting and compliance into a single place to manage cybersecurity data. The system aggregates event data across all cybersecurity tools and links policies to real-time alerts so that financial institutions can prove to regulators they are both secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements. For more information please visit



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