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.

  • Cyber Security Awareness - Are you Doing All You Can to Stay Safe?

    October 26, 2011, Rick Dakin, CEO, Co-founder and Chief Security Strategist

    Every company has vulnerabilities and must learn to protect themselves from fast-moving cyber threats.  Below are a few tips to keep in mind as you examine your network security:

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  • Can we kick the attachment habit?

    October 11, 2011, John Rostern, VP, Technology Advisory and Assessment Services

    As consumers of messaging services, particularly email, we have become addicted to attachments. This habit has become an easy avenue for mounting cyber-attacks against an organization. In the 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, conducted in cooperation with the United States Secret Service, 38 percent of breaches utilized some form of malware and 28 percent employed social tactics.

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