SEATTLE, WA & ALPHARETTA, GA — March 13, 2017– DefenseStorm, the leading security data platform provider for banks and credits unions in the U.S. announced today they have opened a new office in Alpharetta, Georgia. The expansion allows the company to further their offer of best in class customer service to its midwest and east coast customer base, while also recruiting top notch cybersecurity talent. The move brought several hiring opportunities to the area and DefenseStorm reports they have expanded their sales force, Guardian team, and executive team. Ken Williams joins DefenseStorm as Chief Financial Officer to help steer the company through a fast-paced period of growth. DefenseStorm’s headquarters will remain in Seattle, WA where the company was originally founded.
“As a careered financial professional, I am thrilled to join DefenseStorm, whose mission is to safeguard and defend our financial assets from ever-growing and intensifying threats from cyber predators. It is great to be working alongside Sean Feeney again and I look forward to being part of his next great success,” DefenseStorm CFO, Ken Williams said.
DefenseStorm CEO, Sean Feeney, and Williams saw great success working together at Inovis and will be a dynamic team once again as they lead DefenseStorm through another round of growth.
“I am excited about working with Ken again in the Alpharetta area. We had a great run with Inovis before our sale to GXS (Opentext) in 2010,” Feeney said.
Georgia has eight nationally recognized cybersecurity programs at colleges and universities statewide. Atlanta holds the distinction of pioneering, incubating, and accelerating cybersecurity technologies; growing Atlanta’s share of the cybersecurity marketspace to nearly 25% of the $5B global market. Augusta, GA established itself as a cybersecurity hub this summer when the city welcomed the National Technology Security Coalition. Augusta is also home to Fort Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence and the U.S. Army Cyber Command.
“Having served as a Board Member and Chairman of The Technology Alliance of Georgia, I know the rich history of security companies in the Atlanta market, so placing our first east coast location in Alpharetta was an easy decision. There is great talent in the area with deep domain expertise that will help us provide superior service to our expanding customer base. I look forward to welcoming folks to the new office space and showing them around,” Feeney said.
DefenseStorm is a Security Data Platform that watches everything on your network and matches it to your policies, providing cybersecurity management that is safe, compliant and cost effective. Built from the ground up in the cloud, DefenseStorm unifies detection, investigation, reporting, and compliance into a single place to manage cybersecurity data. Formed by bankers and technology experts, DefenseStorm aggregates event data across all cybersecurity tools and links policies to real-time alerts, so that financial institutions can prove to regulators they are both secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements. For more information please visit http://www.DefenseStorm.com.