When organizations are required to conduct an assessment, they must allocate staff time to support the effort. Multiple assessments mean staff spends more time on compliance-related activities and less on their day-to-day tasks. Coalfire has a solution to help organizations streamline the process so they can be more efficient – we call it the coordinated assessment.
Over 25% of our enterprise customers purchase multiple assessments from us each year. When multiple assessments occur over the calendar year, organizations must allocate increased staff time. Furthermore, management sees these assessments as an impediment to business, and is often resistant to scheduling time for the assessment and visits for requirements like onsite data center evaluations.
Coalfire can coordinate efforts to reduce the impact of multiple assessments. We work to align dates for assessments, decreasing the time staff must spend throughout the year. Typically, all assessments that involve onsite interviews and data center visits may be coordinated. Examples include:
- PCI DSS
- SSAE 16 and SOC
- ISO 27001