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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.

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  • Big news from the HITRUST 2015 conference: The HITRUST CSF is gaining momentum as the de facto framework amongst healthcare organizations

    May 29, 2015, Andrew Hicks, Managing Principal, Coalfire

    As the HITRUST 2015 conference in Grapevine, Texas ended, I was reminded of the numerous predictions that flagged 2015 the year of the [healthcare] breach.  And in just the first half of the year we’ve already witnessed three mega breaches that combined to compromise over 90 million patient records.  At the HITRUST conference attendees were greeted with a plethora of speakers ranging from payers and providers to service providers and certified practitioners, Coalfire included.

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

    May 18, 2015, Jamie Kilcoyne, Managing Director Coalfire Controls

    In part 1 of this series, we discussed the recent changes to the COSO framework and the overall impact that the updated framework has on service organizations that receive Service Organization Controls (SOC) reports.   Read more
  • Evolving Financial Services Security Requirements: Part 1

    May 15, 2015, Justin Orcutt, Regional Sales Manager

    Through the end of the year, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS, or DFS for short,) expects to [proceed with a number of initiatives to help strengthen cybersecurity at its regulated companies. Among these changes will be integration of regular, targeted assessments of cybersecurity preparedness—for insurance companies, banks, payment processors and more.

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