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.

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

  • Coalfire Celebrates a Decade as HITRUST Assessor

    Zach Shales, Senior Director, Cloud Infrastructure, Coalfire

    Coalfire is incredibly excited for 2022. We are fully committed to developing world-class solutions for our teams and customers. On the immediate horizon is the newly announced i1 assessment, and we’re eagerly anticipating more news regarding CSFv10. Alongside these developments from HITRUST, we’re making significant investments in audit automation and assessment tools that will streamline the entirety of an assessment.

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  • Certification body rebrands to Coalfire Certification

    David Forman, VP, Privacy and International Assurance, Coalfire

    We’re excited about our new name. It reflects what we do and where we are headed. We share this excitement with our clients and our teams and extend thanks to everyone that helped push the certification body to this level of framework coverage as Coalfire Certification enters this next period of global assurance. We look forward to working together to discover the many new, strategic opportunities that are ahead and sharing additional developments within our forecast as they are made available.

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  • The Secure Development Lifecycle

    Caitlin Johanson, Director, Application Security

    Whatever tolerance we had for failure has been turned upside down in the cloud. The consequences have never been greater. So, what’s the solution? As made clear in Coalfire’s latest Cloud Advisory Board (CAB) Securealities report, smartest path to DevSecOps transformation, nothing is more important to enterprise sustainability than the modern discipline of building security directly into the software development lifecycle.

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  • Preparing for DevSecOps Transformation

    Patrick Kehoe, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Coalfire

    The latest report from Coalfire’s prestigious Cloud Advisory Board (CAB), consisting of some of the world’s most experienced C-level cyber leaders and cloud security thought leaders from Coalfire, provides some of the most significant insight and timely advice for cybersecurity leaders in 2022 and beyond. The smartest path of DevSecOps transformation Securealities report roadmaps the journey to continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD).

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  • CMMC 2.0 – What, How, and Why Act Now?

    Stuart Itkin, Vice President, CMMC & FedRAMP Assurance, Coalfire Federal

    With the recent streamlining of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework, the path to assure Defense Industrial Base (DIB) cybersecurity has changed dramatically from what was originally planned. There’s a lot to learn about CMMC 2.0, but the objective remains the same: protect sensitive defense information from theft by our adversaries. The plan to achieve that objective now recognizes the challenges of fielding a small army of third-party assessors over a compressed timeframe and the business impact and cost on small and medium sized DIB organizations.

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