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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.

The Coalfire blog is written by the company's leadership team and our highly-credentialed security assessment experts.


  • New HC3 report defines security assessments needed for healthcare organizations during and after COVID-19

    Rich Curtiss, Director, Healthcare Risk Assurance Services

    The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) recently delivered a report that defines and articulates the security assessments and information technology audits that should be considered during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Remote Workforce is NOT the New Norm, but “Secure Work Anywhere” Should Be

    Jonathan Leach, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, Coalfire

    Secure Work Anywhere (SWA) is a new term for an old idea that is quickly becoming an industry standard. The overall principles of SWA are not new, but the risks associated with increased rates of workers connecting from potentially unsecure networks highlight the importance of those principles now more than ever. Although your workers may not always be remote, they should always be secure.

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  • Updated: COVID-19 Incites Crimes of Opportunity

    Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs

    On April 21, 2020, Mike Weber, vice president of innovation, updated his blog covering some of the top scams cybercriminals are unleashing on businesses as well as identifying the newest targets for those crimes. In the current panicked state of the economy, understanding the attack vectors is the smartest thing companies and individuals can do to remain cyber secure.

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  • How the COVID-19 Epidemic is like Cybersecurity

    Nick Vigier, CxO Advisor, Coalfire

    Today, every citizen is on the front lines of the epidemic. We are flooded with information about staying safe, keeping an eye out, and left to process unfamiliar language. We are all suddenly doctors and epidemiologists analyzing information and predicting how the world is changing. With countless health professionals, scientists, and officials publishing cautionary tales, it may sound like when your organization’s CISO tells you that Cybersecurity is everyone’s job, and perhaps throws some cyber-jargon at you.

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  • Minimize Business Disruption and Move Forward with Solid Assessment Guidance

    Dixon Wright, VP SOC, ISO, and Healthcare Services, Coalfire

    COVID-19 has seized the world’s attention by disrupting the economy, the workforce, and our personal lives. While no one knows when this pandemic is going to end or its lasting impact, Coalfire is listening closely to our customers and doing everything we can to minimize disruption to their businesses. We are keenly aware that businesses must move forward with selling products and services and still have a need – albeit not “mission critical” – for third-party assurance.

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