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.

  • They Changed What? HIPAA & HITECH

    May 24, 2011, Andrew Hicks, Managing Principal, Coalfire

    In 1996, the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) opened the door to increased exchanges of healthcare information in an effort to improve care and reduce costs. The Act included new provisions for protected health information (PHI). Since there are only a few limited reviews and enforcement efforts, the effectiveness of the implementations have remained open.

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  • Meet John Rostern: Managing Director of the New York Office

    May 11, 2011, Rick Dakin, CEO, Co-founder and Chief Security Strategist

    We are pleased to announce that John Rostern has joined Coalfire Systems as managing director of the New York office. Read more
  • Botnets: 2011 Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference

    May 09, 2011, Bruce DeYoung,

    Botnets have become one of the most dangerous cyber threats affecting businesses today. Botnets criminals focus on the same things as most criminals: money and information. That is why these criminals are targeting payroll, human resources departments, C-level executives and senior strategists.

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