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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.

  • The Future of Healthcare Cybersecurity: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

    March 20, 2015, Andrew Hicks, Managing Principal, Coalfire

    In the last five years with the increasing digitalization of health information, healthcare security breaches have increased four-fold with the industry experiencing more breaches than any other in 2013. With a large number of potential targets and the high value of personal medical information on the black market, healthcare organizations will continue to be more appealing targets.

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  • COSO Framework for Service Organizations and SOC Reporting (Part 2 of 3)

    March 06, 2015, Jamie Kilcoyne, Managing Director Coalfire Controls

    Every SOC report (whether it is a SOC 1, SOC 2 or SOC 3) should include information about the service organization’s risk assessment process.  Risk assessment can take many forms and there is no “one size fits all” format.  Risk assessment is intended to be an evolutionary process, designed to meet the specific needs of individual companies.

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