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.

  • RFPs and Needs Assessments for Higher Education

    September 29, 2015, Jon Bonham, Director, State and Local Government / Higher Education

    In this blog post, I will be discussing RFP best practices for Higher Education Institutions.  Having worked with higher education organizations for a number of years, I’ve noticed some trends that could be useful as you and your department or institution head into another year of projects that may include going out for RFP.

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  • DerbyCon is right around the corner (Sept. 23 - 25)

    September 22, 2015, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs

    DerbyCon is right around the corner (Sept. 23 - 25) and we wanted to highlight two sessions that Coalfire Labs team members will be presenting.

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  • Coalfire Receives Investment from The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group

    September 16, 2015, Larry Jones, CEO

    I’m pleased to announce that we recently closed on a significant investment from The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group – two prestigious investment groups that both have extensive experience in the cybersecurity space. The selection of these two firms came after an extensive six-month process of choosing from many interested parties.

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  • A huge applause from the NIST-OCR-HIPAA 2015 conference

    September 09, 2015, Andrew Hicks, Managing Principal, Coalfire

    It looked like the 8th annual conference may have garnered record-breaking attendance as I noticed hotel staff rushing to add skirted tables and chairs to the back of the room to accommodate a standing-room-only crowd.  I guess that was to be expected given the star-studded line-up of presenters including HHS OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels, her brand new Deputy Director, Deven McGraw, and the OCR enforcer, Iliana Peters.  We also heard from government officials at the FTC, the ONC, NIST’s NCCoE, and the HHS Preparedness and Response office.  The audience responded to each session with a line of people trailing from the microphone set up for Q&A – and with excellent questions, too!

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