ALPHARETTA, Ga. (March 21, 2022) – DefenseStorm CEO Steve Soukup has been named a 2022 Georgia Titan 100, a program recognizing Georgia’s Top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. The Titan 100 includes the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision and passion. Soukup is responsible for the strategic direction, daily operation and growth of DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity, cyberfraud and cybercompliance management provider to regional and community banks and credit unions. Before his current role, he led the Sales and Marketing teams as the company’s chief revenue officer, resulting in 3.5-times growth in customer count, development of several key strategic partnerships and establishment of DefenseStorm as the standard of cyber safety and soundness in the banking and credit union vertical.
“Being recognized as a Titan 100 is a significant achievement, and I’m humbled and grateful to be included among this amazing group of company leaders,” said Soukup. “I could not have received this honor without the collaboration and support of DefenseStorm’s outstanding employees, all of whom not only make a meaningful difference in keeping financial institutions safe and sound but also build a community of trust so that we can grow and thrive together.”
Collectively, the 2022 Georgia Titan 100 recipients and their companies employ upwards of 240,000 individuals and generate over $66 billion dollars in annual revenues. This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored by Titan 100 and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP at an awards ceremony on May 12, 2022, in Zoo Atlanta’s Savanna Hall. Recipients will also be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.
“The Titan 100 recipients are shaping the future of the Georgia business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field,” said Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO. “We know these leaders will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.”
DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity, cybercompliance and cyberfraud 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 and fraud teams smart and executives accountable. DefenseStorm links GRID activities directly into control frameworks and self-assessments with automated evidence collection to easily demonstrate adherence to industry and regulatory standards. Compliance evidence can also be linked to your own unique policies and internal controls. 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 Services Preferred Partner for cloud-based cybersecurity. www.DefenseStorm.com