First Sentinel Bank Engages Porter Keadle Moore to Strengthen Internal IT Controls and Security Practices

ATLANTA, GA – Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) announced that First Sentinel Bank has again selected the firm to conduct its third-party penetration testing, ACH audit and IT audit. PKM is an accounting and advisory firm that serves public and private financial institutions, insurers, technology companies and entrepreneurial small businesses.

First Sentinel Bank, to validate and ensure the integrity of its internal defenses, sought a nationally recognized advisory firm to provide a comprehensive perspective on their information security practices. An exploratory committee selected PKM due to the firm’s proven experience working with financial institutions as well their collaborative approach to auditing.

“Rigorous third-party penetration testing and IT audits are critical to the success of any financial institution looking to preserve the integrity of consumer information and data,” said Hilary Paisley, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for First Sentinel Bank. “PKM is a true partner in every sense of the word, and not only ensures we’re following the latest security standards, but also challenges us to do more to protect our customers each and every year.”

“Banks today face more scrutiny than almost any other industry when it comes to the integrity of their internal controls and security,” said Mike Morris, Systems Partner for Porter Keadle Moore. “First Sentinel Bank’s dedication to going above and beyond the industry standard is indicative of their commitment to excellence in all areas of its business.”

About PKM

Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) has established itself as a respected accounting and advisory firm serving public and private organizations in the financial services, insurance and technology industries as well as a diverse group of entrepreneurial small business clients. At PKM, we provide holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. The firm is proud to represent more than 150 financial institutions and act as the leading advisory firm serving the growing craft brewery industry in Georgia, and has been named as one of the “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by Accounting Today for more than decade. For more information, visit, call 404-588-4200 or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About First Sentinel Bank

Since its original charter in 1978, First Sentinel Bank has grown into one of the leading community banks in the area with seven full service branches in Tazewell, Russell, Bland and Wythe Counties, as well as loan production offices in Princeton, WV and Abingdon, VA. With a strong dedication to providing for the needs of the community, First Sentinel Bank strives to be a bank that offers a full range of financial services for personal and business needs.


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