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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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  • It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark

    April 01, 2014, Craig Billado, Forensic Analyst, Coalfire Labs

    This month movie-goers around the world will flock (possibly two-by-two) to see Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’—a silver-screen adaptation of the timeless biblical story, starring Russell Crow and Jennifer Connelly .  Whether one interprets the flood narrative literally or figuratively, this fact remains:  the time to prepare for disaster is not after the fact but beforehand. This is true whether the calamity is divine or human in origin.

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  • IT Security Horror Story #3: Ghost in the Machine

    October 29, 2013, Andrew Barratt, Managing Director, Europe

    A supernatural sequence of automotive portals and applications yield a ghostly in-car phenomenon. READ MORE…IF YOU DARE -

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  • IT Security Horror Story #2: A Tale of Spooky Hosted Images

    October 29, 2013, Brandon Edmunds, Senior Security Consultant, Coalfire Labs

    Image manipulation madness causes a near disaster for a popular web site. READ MORE…IF YOU DARE -

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  • IT Security Horror Story #1: The Case of the Phantom Blood Red Team

    October 29, 2013, Andrew Barratt, Managing Director, Europe

    An unsuspecting Fortune 100 company allows horrible creatures into their building and systems during a Red Team engagement. READ MORE…IF YOU DARE -

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  • Whether you are a large or small business, beware of these 5 common security problems

    March 11, 2013, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs

    Every January, the trade press if full of new year’s resolution-like advice… things to do in the coming year, even Coalfire made a few predictions for 2013. I work at Coalfire Labs, and since our business is IT security and testing, we want to share some advice on how to avoid your systems and accounts from being breached.  While larger companies may feel they can skip some of these steps, and still remain safe, TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls learned the hard way the damages a breach can cause.  Information from up to tens of millions of credit and debit cards was stolen costing TJX millions of dollars to get the problem under control.  With this in mind, here is a list of five issues companies are prone to make, and ways to avoid negative ramifications.

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