Thursday, January 19th, 2023


Cyber security risk management solutions from DefenseStorm.

DefenseStorm Named Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company with 251% Growth Rate

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2023) – DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity, cyber fraud and cyber compliance management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, today announced separate recognitions for its exceptional growth, transformative financial services solutions and customer loyalty.

With impressive three-year revenue growth of 251%, DefenseStorm appeared on the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive time. Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America, is a key benchmark for entrepreneurial success.

Additionally, the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) recognized both DefenseStorm’s TRAC service and Story View solution as Innovation Award finalists for their transformational and valuable contributions to the credit union industry. NAFCU honored TRAC for its co-managed approach to cybersecurity, supporting financial institutions with a highly specialized team of analysts and engineers who continuously monitor and protect digital networks. Story View secured a spot on the finalist list for its ability to monitor metrics, mitigate risk and oversee new and emerging threats.

“DefenseStorm exists to build a community of trust so that we can grow and thrive together,” said Steve Soukup, chief executive officer at DefenseStorm, referring to its work with financial institutions. “For three years running, Inc. has recognized DefenseStorm for achieving top-level growth and retention standards, which is an incredible testament to this community. Kudos to everyone at DefenseStorm for first building it internally among our teams. From there it translates into our relationship with our customers, who are empowered to build a community of trust with their own customers.”

“It’s an honor to have NAFCU recognize our best-in-class services and solutions. It’s further validation that DefenseStorm is the best offense against cyber risk. I am so proud of our accomplishments and of the growth we are realizing and believe it will only increase from here” Soukup continued.

Recognition of DefenseStorm came not only from leading publications and trade groups, but also its customers. In its Net Promoter Score – which measures how likely a customer would recommend a brand to a friend or colleague – DefenseStorm scored 86 eclipsing the financial services’ industry average of 34.

“Every day we see our customers take on change, but with that change comes risk. It’s a privilege to work with them on navigating and mitigating that risk,” Soukup said. “We’re honored to see through our net promoter score that the feeling is mutual. Our cyber risk solutions, purposefully built for banking, are meeting the needs of banks and credit unions across the nation.”

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides risk assessment, cybersecurity, compliance and fraud solutions specifically built for banking, helping financial institutions achieve and maintain cyber risk readiness. Their intelligent data engine, GRID, ensures real-time access, analysis, and action on all critical threat data. The Threat Ready Active Compliance (TRAC) team enables co-managed support 24x7x365, providing the help and expertise needed by financial institutions.