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 cybersecurity issues that impact the industries we serve, including Cloud Service Providers, RetailFinancial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Payments, Government, Restaurants, 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.

  • What is Your Risk Assessment Worth?

    December 08, 2011, John Rostern, VP, Technology Advisory and Assessment Services

    A risk assessment provides your organization with a tool to determine how, where and how much to invest in controls and security over technology.  It also serves to document the risk acceptance policy of your organization as the acceptable level of risk dictates the level of controls to be implemented.  It is also a requisite part of legal and regulatory compliance for Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and PCI, among others. 

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  • GivingFirst Launches online Charity Processing Service

    December 06, 2011, Rick Dakin, CEO, Co-founder and Chief Security Strategist

    In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Coalfire has made a significant contribution to GivingFirst.org in the form of free Penetration Testing services.  GivingFirst is a Denver-based community foundation whose mission is “to improve quality of life by increasing community generosity and involvement.” 

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