DefenseStorm Named a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

— Technology Association of Georgia Honors 40 Companies for
Innovation and Contributions
to the State’s Technology Community

Association of Georgia
(TAG), the state’s leading association
dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s
technology industry, has announced DefenseStorm,
as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in
Georgia. TAG will recognize honorees at The Summit 2019 event February
11-12, 2019, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for
their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading
awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and

“The 2019 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who
represent the best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Larry K.
Williams, President and CEO of TAG. “The 2019 Top 40 finalists are
shining examples of what makes our state such a hot bed for technology,
and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology

This year’s Top 40 were selected from among more than 90 applications
submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the
“Top 40” will be showcased in an exhibition at The Summit 2019.
DefenseStorm will be exhibiting at Booth #14.

“This year’s Top 40 was more competitive than ever,” said Dennis Zakas,
chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In our quest to showcase
the most innovative companies in Georgia, we had to select from an
incredible impressive lineup of contenders. The companies that we
selected this year are truly outstanding.”

The event – the state’s largest technology showcase – will feature
internationally recognized keynote speakers, the honorees of the Top 40
and Top 10 Innovative Georgia Companies competition, the newest inductee
into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, 30 breakout sessions on
global tech trends, and a two-day exhibitor showcase. DefenseStorm’s
Terrie O’Hanlon will present “Leveling the Cybersecurity Playing Field:
How Community Banks and Credit Unions Leverage Technology to Compete
with Big Banks,” at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12 in Room 105 at
the Cobb
Galleria Center

“With a three million person gap between open cybersecurity jobs and
qualified professionals to fill them, all organizations are challenged
to stay ahead of bad actors,” said Terrie O’Hanlon, Chief Marketing
Officer for DefenseStorm. “DefenseStorm has innovated a fusion of
highly-efficient and highly-intelligent cloud technology built for
banking and married to high-touch cyber service expertise. With
DefenseStorm, regional and community banks and credit unions can
surmount the talent gap and comply with the same stringent regulatory
standards to which larger financial institutions are held. We’re proud
that our work has been recognized by TAG for its innovation and
relevance,” she added.

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

About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving
more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta,
Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s
mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology
community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that fuels
the innovation economy. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative
(TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG
website at
or TAG’s community website at
To learn about the TAG-Ed 5 Collaborative visit


Star VanderHaar
Arketi Group for DefenseStorm
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