Thursday, September 26th, 2019


Cyber security risk management solutions from DefenseStorm.

Defensestorm Named Our Community Credit Union Cybersecurity Provider

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (September 26, 2019) – DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions, has been selected as the cybersecurity provider for Washington-based Our Community Credit Union (OCCU), a member-owned financial cooperative with eight branches and 34,000 members.

DefenseStorm combines cybersecurity and cybercompliance in one co-managed platform, the DefenseStorm Grid™, to help proactively arm OCCU against cyberattacks. This platform ensures that every single event log is being monitored 24/7 and allows the financial institution to generate any kind of alert it needs. As a result, OCCU staff can stop checking incident logs in favor of focusing on other digital information projects to enhance the member experience.

“Since many of the formerly manual processes such as tasks, alerts and schedules are now automatic, my job is much easier and my team is much more efficient,” said Andrew Bertrand, chief information officer at OCCU. “Plus, I can sleep easier knowing DefenseStorm is always watching our back, regardless of the time of day.”

DefenseStorm’s built-for-banking platform is easy to install and intuitive to use. It integrates with firewall management platforms, filters out false positives and unnecessary alerts and can be configured to OCCU’s needs. Plus, it is the only system with Federal Financial Institutions Examiner Council (FFIEC) Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) and Automated Cybersecurity Examination Tool (ACET) compliance elements built in.

In addition, DefenseStorm’s TRAC™ (Threat Ready Active Compliance) Team uses machine learning and rich content to curate threats and triggers most relevant to OCCU so it can meet compliance and security needs.

“One cyber-breach could potentially take down an entire organization,” said Harold Brewer, DefenseStorm CEO. “Regional- and community-focused credit unions and banks need a vigilant, hands-on partner to help protect every asset, application and entry point, particularly since 20 million cyber events happen each day. Our partnership with OCCU ensures regulatory compliance while providing its seven-member IT team with easy-to-understand and actionable security risk data.”

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides an integrated platform of risk assessment, compliance, cybersecurity, and fraud solutions that ensure financial institutions achieve and maintain cyber risk readiness. The only system specifically built for banking, it accounts for all the daunting challenges, regulations, and technology requirements financial institutions face. 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 access to co-managed resources 24x7x365, providing the help and expertise needed by financial institutions.