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Cyber Breach Intensification Provides Backdrop to DefenseStorm Session at NAFCU CEO and Senior Executives Conference

April 30, 2019 GMT

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2019--Cyber breaches are up 50% in 2019, while research predicts a 3-million-person global shortage in qualified cybersecurity talent by the end of the year. In light of this, DefenseStorm Chief Revenue Officer Steve Soukup is leading a breakout session at the upcoming NAFCU CEO and Senior Executives Conference regarding the cyber threat challenge to credit unions and the recent intensification of data breaches.

The conference, taking place in Key West, Fla. from May 1 through May 3, will provide the setting for Soukup to discuss current cybersecurity trends and solutions including the shortage of cybersecurity staff, hacking and cybersecurity plans of action during his presentation at 10:00am ET on Thursday, May 2.

An executive with deep banking industry expertise, Steve has worked for a number of FinTech companies throughout his 20+ year career, including Intuit, KPN, Q2 and S1 Corporation. In addition, he has direct banking experience through management positions at Key Bank, Bank Boston and State Street Bank.


“Steve is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to protecting credit unions and their members from cyberattacks,” said Harold Brewer, DefenseStorm CEO. “Attendees will walk away from this presentation with an easy-to-follow action plan that can be immediately implemented to ensure your cybersecurity methods are both effective and sustainable.”

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance 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 teams smart and executives accountable. FFIEC CAT and ACET requirements are built-in and automated, as can be other frameworks and an FI’s own policies, to achieve Active Compliance™. 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 Preferred Partner for cloud cybersecurity.


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