Annual, check-the-box risk assessments can open the door to elevated cyber risk if the mitigating controls aren’t well-designed or effective. DefenseStorm offers the only built for banking cyber security risk assessment solution with integrated custom cyber security risk assessments.

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Built for banking cyber security risk assessment with DefenseStorm.


Financial institutions like yours have regulations, guidance, best practices and examiner expectations to consider when building out cyber security programs. Risk assessments help financial institutions identify new and emerging risks, realize changes in risk levels and make informed risk-based decisions for budgeting, resource allocation and strategic planning. However, cyber security risk assessments can also be daunting and are often a manual task.

GRID Active Risk Assessment takes an automated approach to cyber security risk assessments to achieve a complete picture of cyber and information security risks and controls. With a real-time understanding of risk profiles and insight into impactful action items, your financial institution can better identify and manage risk interdependencies across the entire organization – taking your systems from reactive to proactive.

To further cyber risk readiness, align your risk management and governance with our GRID Active Risk Assessment and Governance Package. By combining these solutions, you’re able to prove evidence of the effectiveness of controls in your risk assessment and support residual risk scores, while demonstrating adherence to cyber security frameworks, including:

  • NIST CSF 2.0
  • CIS Controls
  • FFIEC Cyber Assessment Tool (CAT)
  • And many more!


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Custom Risk and Control Registers

Control registers and generate custom cyber security risk assessments based on your financial institution’s unique risks and programs. Access prebuilt libraries of risks and controls to build out your register, which is pre-mapped to each other, frameworks, and self-assessments built into the GRID Active Governance Program, making it even easier to prove adherence to industry and regulatory control frameworks.


Systematic Evidence Collection

Leverage systematic evidence collection against controls in the register to support control effectiveness scores with security operations and governance activities happening daily within the GRID Active platform. With supported and evidenced control scores, your residual risk scores are more accurate and reliable.


Tailored to Financial Institutions’ Unique Needs

Filter risk assessments based on your organization’s unique needs to create smaller risk assessments, such as an eBanking risk assessment, or one large information security risk assessment encompassing all risks in the register. You have the flexibility to use an aggregate risk score based on the population of risks with a quantitative scoring model or select your own aggregate risk scores. Better tracking of your cyber security risk assessments enables a clear picture of how your risk profile has evolved over time.


Individual Risk Profiles

Maintain individual risk profiles for all systems and applications in use at your financial institution. Link inventory items to risks and controls in the registers to achieve a full scope of cyber and information security risks and controls.

01 - Custom Risk and Control Registers
02 - Systematic Evidence Collection
03 - Tailored to Financial Institutions’ Unique Needs
04 - Individual Risk Profiles
DefenseStorm's cyber security monitoring is built for banks and credit unions.


GRID Active Reporting enables financial institutions to exercise informed decision-making through consistent metrics and ensure confidence in the execution of strategic risks.

Through strong reporting, FIs can customize their cyber security risk assessments based on audience and timing to better demonstrate the overall risk objectives are being met.

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