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Series C | Alive

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$15M | 2 yrs ago



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About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity, cyber fraud, and cyber compliance solutions for the banking sector. It unifies detection, investigation, resolution, reporting, and compliance into a single system of record to deliver real-time cyber exposure readiness. DefenseStorm was formerly known as Praesidio. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Headquarters Location

1720 Windward Concourse Suite 275

Alpharetta, Georgia, 30005,

United States

206 512-8691



Research containing DefenseStorm

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned DefenseStorm in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Jan 25, 2023.

Expert Collections containing DefenseStorm

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DefenseStorm is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Digital Banking.


Digital Banking

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Companies and startups in this collection provide banking services to consumers and businesses, as well as enhance, automate, and/or digitize operations for banks and financial institutions.



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Technology that addresses regulatory challenges and facilitates the delivery of compliance requirements. Regulatory technology helps companies and regulators address challenges ranging from compliance (e.g. AML/KYC) automation and improved risk management.



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These companies protect organizations from digital threats.



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Companies and startups in this collection provide technology to streamline, improve, and transform financial services, products, and operations for individuals and businesses.

DefenseStorm Patents

DefenseStorm has filed 2 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • computer network security
  • computer security
  • data security
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Computer network security, Computer security, Data security, Network topology, Security


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Computer network security, Computer security, Data security, Network topology, Security



Latest DefenseStorm News

DefenseStorm announced Leadership Transition

Nov 15, 2023

DefenseStorm announced Leadership Transition November 15, 2023 DefenseStorm, a leading provider of the only built for banking integrated platform of cyber risk assessment, governance, security, and fraud solutions to community and regional banks and credit unions, today announced a leadership transition. After 9 years of dedicated service, Robert Thibodeaux, the company’s esteemed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), will retire, and in his place, DefenseStorm proudly welcomes William Wetherill as the new CISO, effective January 1st, 2023. Robert stated, “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have served the DefenseStorm team for 9 years. It has been an honor to work alongside such a talented group of individuals, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together in service to our financial community. For me, this has never been just a job – it has been a mission and a passion that I have truly enjoyed. As I retire from my role as CISO, I am excited and supportive of William and his ability to take DefenseStorm to the next level.” A highly respected figure in the cybersecurity industry, Bob has been an invaluable asset to DefenseStorm. His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment significantly contributed to the company’s growth and success. “Bob has been a foundational part of DefenseStorm, and I sincerely cannot thank him enough for his contributions to our customers and company alike,” said Steve Soukup, CEO of DefenseStorm. “He is passionate about his mission, and it shows up in his work every day. He’s also one of the best humans I know. I will miss his counsel, but his contributions to our culture are deeply rooted.” Stepping into the role of CISO, William Wetherill brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the field of cybersecurity. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by financial institutions and a commitment to innovation, William is well-positioned to lead DefenseStorm’s cybersecurity initiatives into the future. “We are thrilled to promote William to the mission-critical position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at DefenseStorm. He brings extensive experience as CISO to the position and carries all of the requisite certifications you would expect for the role. What sets him apart is the excellent leadership he has demonstrated while leading our Cyber Threat Surveillance Operations Team (CTS Ops) for the past two years. During this time, he has gained the trust and respect of our clients and employees through his hard work.” William commented, “It’s such an honor to accept the role of CISO at DefenseStorm. I’m eager to elevate my collaboration with our amazing team and contribute to the development and implementation of innovative cyber risk management strategies and cybersecurity solutions. It is truly a privilege to have been selected for this important role, and I’m excited to leverage my expertise, as well as our teams’, in strategic planning, risk management, incident response, and cybersecurity program maturation to ensure continued resiliency in the face of emerging threats.” previous post

DefenseStorm Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was DefenseStorm founded?

    DefenseStorm was founded in 2014.

  • Where is DefenseStorm's headquarters?

    DefenseStorm's headquarters is located at 1720 Windward Concourse, Alpharetta.

  • What is DefenseStorm's latest funding round?

    DefenseStorm's latest funding round is Series C.

  • How much did DefenseStorm raise?

    DefenseStorm raised a total of $61.2M.

  • Who are the investors of DefenseStorm?

    Investors of DefenseStorm include Canapi Ventures, Curql, TTV Capital, Georgian, Live Oak Ventures and 7 more.

  • Who are DefenseStorm's competitors?

    Competitors of DefenseStorm include BlueVoyant, DataDome, nsKnox, Arctic Wolf Networks, Kasada and 7 more.


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