Coalfire Appoints Mike Weber as Managing Director of Coalfire Labs
Veteran Security Professional to Expand Services and Double Coalfire Labs Staff
Louisville, Colo. (November 2, 2011) – Coalfire, a leading independent IT audit and risk assessment firm, announced today that Mike Weber will act as the managing director of Coalfire Labs. In this role, Weber will continue to expand Coalfire’s presence in the Governance, Rick and Compliance (GRC) industry and serve clients in the Rocky Mountain region.
“Weber will oversee the operations of Coalfire Labs division which includes penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response services,” said Rick Dakin, CEO and chief security strategist of Coalfire. “These divisions are a crucial part of our operations. Weber has a wealth of experience and will help to expand the focus of the Labs by contributing valuable techniques and strategy to grow our business.”
A company can be brought to its knees quickly if sensitive data remains unprotected. More companies are now turning to independent auditors to mitigate risk and examine security flaws before a major data breach happens. Coalfire successfully handles more than 1,000 projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities.
Before joining Coalfire, Weber worked for Critigen as the director of security services and managed a team of information security analysts and consultants performing assessment and consultation services for clients worldwide. Prior to Critigen, Weber worked at CH2M HILL, working on professional services engagements including serving as deputy chief information security officer at the State of Colorado and Director of Cyber Security at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site.
“Coalfire has been a pioneer in the GRC industry for more than 10 years,” said Weber. “In my experience as both a consumer and provider of penetration testing, forensics and incident response, I’ve found that quality services come from providers that not only have the technical expertise, but also the dedication and commitment as a company to develop the practice. I’m excited to have the opportunity to take the Coalfire Labs to the next level as a highly respected center of excellence within the GRC community.”
Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire has developed a new generation of cloud-based IT GRC tools under the NavisTM brand that Coalfire clients use to efficiently manage IT controls keep pace with rapidly changing regulations and best practices. Coalfire’s solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley and FISMA. For more information, visit www.coalfire.com.
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