ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) announced that Virginia-based HomeTown Bank (NASDAQ: HMTA) is utilizing the firm’s systems assurance services to assess its internal information technology general controls, network security and employee social engineering safeguards. PKM is an accounting and advisory firm that serves public and private financial institutions, insurers, technology companies and entrepreneurial small businesses.
As information security and cybersecurity threats continue to increase in frequency across all industries, HomeTown Bank was keen to ensure its internal safeguards supported its commitment to protect its customers’ personal data and sought a third-party audit of its operational and technological controls to do so. Mike Kidd, Chief Risk Officer for HomeTown Bank, had prior experience working with PKM at other financial institutions, and, based on his experience, recommended the firm for consideration by HomeTown Bank’s board. After evaluating several firms, the bank selected PKM based on the firm’s proven experience working with financial institutions and its reputation for providing quality, substantive feedback on banks’ IT frameworks.
“Porter Keadle Moore’s ability to collaborate with our team and share their insight into how we can enhance our internal controls is what really sets them apart,” said Kidd. “Communicating with the PKM team is simple, direct and very secure, allowing us to better prepare for -- and respond to -- any future threats or potential risks.”
“We have had the privilege of working with Mike Kidd for more than a decade and welcome the opportunity to continue to serve him at HomeTown Bank,” said Mike Morris, Systems Partner for Porter Keadle Moore. “Information security and cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving and HomeTown Bank’s dedication to maintaining up-to-date, modern IT safeguards is indicative of its commitment to providing its customers with quality, secure banking products and services.”
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 serve as the leading advisory firm serving the growing craft brewery industry. For more information, visit www.pkm.com, call 404-588-4200 or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.