TruStone Financial receives 2014 CSO40 award from IDG’s CSO magazine

PLYMOUTH, MN (December 19, 2013) —  TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union has been named an honoree of a 2014 CSO40 Award from International Data Group’s CSO magazine. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of organizations that have demonstrated their security projects/initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies.

“We are ecstatic to be among the honorees selected for 2014,” said TruStone Financial’s Chairman of the Board, Stephen Bohlig. “Security and technology are among the most valuable assets to our organization. I am thrilled the intelligence and foresight of our information technology department is being recognized.”

TruStone Financial’s award-winning entry described their new design of enterprise-level business continuity architecture. This disaster recovery solution provides full-scale remote data center recoverability of all systems within minutes. The high-value solution eliminates duplicate licensing costs and most ongoing labor costs.

“For the second year in a row, outstanding organizations demonstrating innovation, creativity and understanding of business value in security were chosen from a large pool of submissions,” said Joan Goodchild, editor, CSO. “We congratulate this year’s CSO40 winners and applaud them for setting the bar high for security’s role in providing value and ROI in business.”

“In our financial institution environment, there are a wide range of complex disaster recovery solutions,” said Robert Thompson, Senior Vice President, Information Technology. “We wanted a no-excuses solution for continuous operations that was as simple and reliable as flipping a switch.”

The list of honorees are among the most respected and influential organizations in their industries. Other honorees include Boeing, Cisco, Comcast, Department of Homeland Security, Hyatt, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lockheed Martin.

TruStone Financial will accept its award at the CSO40 Security Confab + Awards conference held March 31 – April 2, 2014 outside Atlanta, Georgia. During the conference, TruStone Financial will be holding a short session to share the business purpose and advantage of creating such a comprehensive and unique business continuity strategy.

About TruStone Financial

TruStone Financial is one of the fastest growing credit unions in the Midwest with assets in excess of $915 million and more than 83,000 members worldwide. There are 13 branches across Minnesota and  Wisconsin. The credit union is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. More information can be found at

About CSO

CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading “business risk management” efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning website (, publication, executive conferences, custom solutions and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience.

About the CSO40 Awards

Launched in 2013, the CSO40 Awards recognizes 40 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO40 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. 

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