The Coalfire Blog
Welcome to the Coalfire Blog, a resource covering the most important issues in IT security and compliance. You'll also find information on Coalfire's insights into the unique IT GRC issues that impact the industries we serve, including Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Software, Government and Utilities.
The Coalfire blog is written by the company's leadership team and our highly-credentialed security assessment experts. We look forward to your comments, so please join the conversation.
South Carolina Data Breach Survey Results on Residents' Attitudes
January 15, 2013, Rick Dakin, CEO, Co-founder and Chief Security Strategist
Coalfire recently conducted a survey of South Carolina residents who were victims of the recent data breach at the Department of Revenue. The data breach affected residents of the State who had filed their taxes online exposing 3.8 million taxpayer Social Security numbers and nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers. Read More
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Coalfire Client FireHost Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification
October 19, 2012, Rick Link,
Yesterday, we were delighted to see our long-time client Firehost announce that they achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) “Certified” status from the HITRUST Alliance. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, FireHost has made compliance a top priority, and we’ve enjoyed working with them to achieve this important designation. Read More
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Cyber Security Legislation
October 04, 2012, Rick Dakin, CEO, Co-founder and Chief Security Strategist
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: Get Informed and Get Involved on Cyber Legislation. Every October, the National Cyber Security Alliance sponsors National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and a growing number of businesses and institutions are joining the chorus. The White House got in on the act, too, with this Presidential Proclamation.
To celebrate the month, Coalfire will be blogging on topics of interest to our customers and business partners, and we invite you to join the discussion. This first post is an update on cyber legislation. Read More
Posted in: cybersecurity, GRC, IT, legislation | 0 Comments
BYOD Survey Results: Employees are not playing it safe with company data
August 14, 2012, Mike Weber, Managing Director, Coalfire Labs
Employers are seeing a drastic increase in the number of employees using personal smartphones and tablets in the office. This “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend is causing headaches for the IT department and there is no stopping this trend. Due to the sensitive nature of company information often accessed on those devices, it has become a growing concern for small and large businesses alike. Read More
Posted in: byod, GRC, IT, mobile, security | 1 Comments
Is your HIPAA Security and HITECH audit program in order?
February 20, 2012, Andrew Hicks, Director, Healthcare Practice Lead
Healthcare organizations have been working towards HIPAA and HITECH compliance for a few years now. “Surprise” HIPAA compliance audits conducted by the OCR have begun and at Coalfire we’ve come across some gaps that have led organizations to fall short of their compliance initiatives. Read More
Posted in: Health, Healthcare, HIPAA, HITECH, IT | 0 Comments