This white paper is for software developers targeting the healthcare industry with their application. It covers the required characteristics that the software application needs to have in order to meet HIPAA security rule compliance in addition to our insight, having audited applications that touch ePHI.white paper
A “business associate” is generally a person or entity that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information (PHI) in fulfilling certain functions or activities for a HIPAA-covered entity. white paper
With the GDPR coming into effect on May 25, 2018, organizations are faced with significant changes in the way they process EU personal data necessary to comply with the regulation.white paper
This paper aims to help organizations understand the emerging issue of security in the context of medical devices. Medical devices have not historically been included in HIPAA compliance regulations or healthcare security programs, yet their capabilities make them prime targets for exploitation.white paper
Download this executive review paper to learn about: The difference between HIPAA and HITRUST; The role of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and SOC 2; The most comprehensive risk management solution.white paper
As a leading third-party assessment organization (3PAO), Coalfire Systems receives many questions on the difference between the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the Federal Risk and Authorization Program (FedRAMP) from federal agencies and cloud service providers (CSPs).white paper
The purpose of this guidance document is to provide key information with respect to the HITRUST CSF and illustrate the steps involved in starting the HITRUST CSF certification process so organizations can approach this rigorous framework with greater ease, expertise, and efficiency.white paper
The Securealities report focusing on FedRAMP highlights resourcing and budgeting approaches, guidance on common pitfalls and successful strategies for cloud service providers (CSP)white paper
These new rules will dramatically impact the
way businesses inside and outside the EU collect, process, and protect personal data.
To ensure the greatest chance of success, follow this action plan for preparation.white paper
Recommendations for Establishing Credibility, Earning Support and Making an Impact.white paper
In the era of digital transformation, enterprises can become targets of a wide range of cyber threats. Boards have a duty to protect enterprise value, and as result, are becoming increasingly accountable and exposed.white paper
Organizations must exercise sound risk management strategies, validate the effectiveness of controls, and ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. These guidelines can help ensure proper cyber risk management oversight.white paper
Thanks to Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica incident, many enterprises are re-examining how they collect, process, store and share consumer data. In doing so, they need to consider how consumer and regulatory expectations may be changing and how guidelines vary across geographies.white paper
The influx of credit card data into healthcare with new ways to deliver patient care such as telehealth, remote monitoring, wellness programs, and wearables makes data protection strategies more important than ever.white paper
An analysis of cyber risk vulnerabilities affecting specific industry verticals, business size and network specific attack vectors.white paper
The purpose of this white paper is to evaluate these changes and the impact that they will have on service organizations that receive SOC 2 reports and the service auditors who conduct the engagements. white paper
Coalfire's comprehensive program management led by industry experts augments your organizational staff's capabilitiesdata sheet
Coalfire delivers innovative, unique, and customized continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) solutions that augment risk situational awareness and improve overall security posture.data sheet
Coalfire offers advisory and assessment services in compliance frameworks such as FedRAMP, PCI DSS, HITRUST, (HIPAA, HITECH), FISMA, DIACAP/DoD RMF, NIST RMF, and SOC.data sheet
Coalfire delivers methodology-driven assessments across a diverse set of technologies, including penetration testing, red team operations, hunt operations, application security assessments, social engineering assessments, and trainingdata sheet
Coalfire started in 2001 with a simple idea – cyber threats are increasing, compliance mandates are getting more complicated, and a well-designed cybersecurity program can help fuel your overall success.
Coalfire helps organizations comply with global financial, government, industry and healthcare mandates while helping build the IT infrastructure and security systems that will protect their business from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider of IT advisory services for security in retail, payments, healthcare, financial services, higher education, hospitality, government and utilities.
The Coalfire Board of Directors provides invaluable guidance for the organization and reflects Coalfire’s dedication to achieving success for our customers.
Coalfire’s executive leadership team comprises some of the most knowledgeable professionals in cybersecurity, representing many decades of experience leading and developing teams to outperform in meeting the security challenges of commercial and government clients. With diverse backgrounds in IT systems security, governmental security, compliance, and reducing risk while implementing the latest enabling technologies (such as the Cloud and IoT), our leaders understand the challenges customers face.
With a passion for quality, Coalfire uses a process-driven quality approach to improve the customer experience and deliver unparalleled results.
Created in honor of the late co-founder of Coalfire, the Richard E. Dakin Fund at The Denver Foundation is supporting scholarship programs at several universities for promising college students studying cybersecurity and related fields.
Security is a team game. If your organization values both independence and security, perhaps we should become partners.
The increased need for cyber security has become a common enterprise priority across the globe. However, industry requirements for effective cyber risk management are as distinct as the individual entities under fire. Enterprises and government organizations need more than an off-the-shelf audit to provide an effective threat assessment. They need industry- and organization-specific insights, tools and processes to protect digital assets and ensure compliance.
Coalfire can help cloud service providers prioritize the cyber risks to the company, and find the right cyber risk management and compliance efforts that keeps customer data secure, and helps differentiate products.
“Success” at a government entity looks different than at a commercial organization. Create cybersecurity solutions to support your mission goals with a team that understands your unique requirements.
The financial services industry was built upon security and privacy. As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, a strong vault and a guard at the door won’t offer any protection against phishing, DDoS attacks and IT infrastructure breaches.
The continuum of care is a concept involving an integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of care. Interoperability is the central idea to this care continuum making it possible to have the right information at the right time for the right people to make the right decisions.
Maintaining network and data security in any large organization is a major challenge for information systems departments. However, in the higher education environment, the protection of IT assets and sensitive information must be balanced with the need for ‘openness’ and academic freedom; making this a more difficult and complex task.
When it comes to cyber threats, the hospitality industry is not a friendly place. Hotels and resorts have proven to be a favorite target for cyber criminals who are looking for high transaction volume, large databases and low barriers to entry.
The payments industry is undergoing rapid changes and unfortunately, an increasing risk for data breaches. Cyber criminals are growing increasingly businesslike, and payments leaders need to move quickly to cover their cyber risk.
The food and beverage industry is under attack from cyber criminals intent on stealing payment information. The food and beverage industry makes up the highest percentage of breach investigations, at nearly 73 percent, according to Visa.
The global retail industry has become the top target for cyber terrorists, and the impact of this onslaught has been staggering to merchants. To secure the complex IT infrastructure of a retail environment, merchants must embrace enterprise-wide cyber risk management practices that reduces risk, minimizes costs and provides security to their customers and their bottom line.
Private enterprises serving government and state agencies need to be upheld to the same information management practices and standards as the organizations they serve. Coalfire has over 16 years of experience helping companies navigate increasing complex governance and risk standards for public institutions and their IT vendors.
Technology innovations are enabling new methods for corporations and governments to operate and driving changes in consumer behavior. The companies delivering these technology products are facilitating business transformation that provides new operating models, increased efficiency and engagement with consumers as businesses seek a competitive advantage.
Cybersecurity has entered the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities, and with good reason. According to the Department of Homeland Security, attacks on the utilities industry are rising "at an alarming rate."
Cyber risk management, advisory, technology and compliance services. Manage risk and maximize return on investment to prevent data breaches and theft. Coalfire’s solutions are led by a team of industry experts that help enterprise organizations understand a wide range of compliance and risk management initiatives, which enables a consistent cybersecurity framework across the organization.
Expert assessments that provide an accurate understanding of what you are trying to protect, the inherent and residual cyber risk to your enterprise and the maturity of the your security program and underlying controls
Customized services to help CISOs and Senior Management develop cybersecurity strategy, implement controls, and govern a security program
Adopt a proactive approach to cybersecurity
Make more informed security-related decisions
Design, engineer, and scale with confidence
Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process for DoD
Get FedRAMP authorized with the leading 3PAO
Reducing Financial IT Security Risk
Meet your FISMA authorization needs
General Data Protection Regulation
Health data protection for all shapes and sizes
The most rigorous approach to meeting HIPAA requirements
An internationally recognized approach to information security
ITAR, EAR, and DFARS Advisory and Assessment
Cyber security for electric grid critical infrastructure
Protect Controlled Unclassified Information for Nonfederal
Payment Application Security Validation
PCI Data Security Standard Compliance
Have you suffered a data breach of cardholder data?
Establish and report controls to differentiate your organization
Demonstrate your commitment to cybersecurity
Malware and Vulnerability Research, Open Source Tools, and Opinions
Understand vulnerabilities and implement remediation before they’re exploited
Obtain, preserve, and examine digital evidence
Secure the design, development, and deployment of your applications
Test your organization’s defense against a simulated real-world attack
Secure physical and digital IoT solutions with advisory, assessment and technical testing for makers, operators and users to empower the way we live and work.
Control your Compliance
Easily identify IT vulnerabilities