Digital Edge and Pure Finance Group, accelerate compliance to the Graham-Leach Bliley Act.

Pure Finance Group, an indirect home improvement lender based in Laurel, Maryland. recent engaged New York based Digital Edge to help them comply with the Graham-Leach Bliley Act. GLBA requires companies that offer consumers financial products or services like loans, financial or investment advice, or insurance to explain their information sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive data. 

For a company with general help desk oriented IT, it is a daunting challenge to assess how information be classified, and to establish risk analysis and technological procedural controls quickly. The management team at Pure Finance Group assessed that they would need both a strategy and an overall adoption of technology and processes required by the law. They also agreed that it would take approximately 3 months.  As a next step, they needed to identify a firm that had the expertise in cybersecurity, compliance and operations who could offer guidance and streamline the process for them.  

Pure Financial decided to engage Digital Edge first for an internal audit to understand better the challenges and then create an overarching adoption plan. Digital Edge’s legal team provided the law and control applicability analysis while the cybersecurity team created a plan of technology controls implementation. By leveraging the tools and resources that Digital Edge brought to the project, Pure Finance Group revealed a 60% saving in time and overall completion of project was cut in half.

“We engaged  Digital Edge (“DE”) in the assistance of this very important compliance project. The turnaround time on the project was very short. As soon as we engaged them, their Team of experts quickly responded, and the project was underway. They took the time to thoroughly explain what was needed, promptly completed the necessary tasks to complete the project and provide us with the information we needed to meet our deadline. Michael, Keith, and the rest of the Team were very professional, knowledgeable, and committed to helping us meet our deadline. Pure Finance Group would consider using Digital Edge for future projects.”  Says HJ Snead, Director of Compliance and Risk

The overall  implementation and preparation of the documentation including information, classification, risk analysis, policies and procedures as well as the internal audit took 8 weeks. Following completion of the project, the package was submitted to the state and approved within a few days after the submission. 

This success story underscores the value of a responsive, integrated approach to cybersecurity, compliance, and operations providing companies in the Financial Services sector with a vital “License to Operate amid the ever-changing regulatory landscape. 


Keith J. Barry, Esq.
VP of Compliance

Keith J. Barry joined Digital Edge in 2013. Keith possesses a BA in Computer Science, a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, as well as several industry certifications including AWS Cloud Architect, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Server+. His career has mirrored his diverse interests, and Keith has experience on the technical side as a senior systems administrator, and on the legal/business side as an attorney and cybersecurity compliance officer.

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