Press Release

Coalfire Appoints Mark Lucas as Chief Information Security Officer

May 27, 2016

15-Year Infosec Veteran Promoted to Leadership Role

Westminster, Colo. – May 27, 2016 – Coalfire, a leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services, today announced the appointment of Mark Lucas as CISO, effective May 2016. Lucas has been with Coalfire since 2003 and has spent more than a decade helping enterprise organizations assess the many threats and risks to valuable information assets.

Lucas has dedicated much of his professional career to developing risk management tools that help organizations with IT risk governance programs. He has contributed to the development of many of Coalfire’s security practices, including Coalfire's SaaS product line and ScanDesk, as well as its Compliance as a Service products and program support.

“Coalfire is committed to investing in and delivering the highest standards of IT security and risk management for our client’s information,” said Kennet Westby, president and co-founder of Coalfire. “Mark is the perfect IT security leader to ensure a secure future for Coalfire and our clients. We are very fortunate to have him lead our IT security and risk management programs into the future.”

“I look forward to helping Coalfire adapt its risk management practices in light of our rapid expansion and growth,” said Lucas. “I also look forward to the maturity of our information security program to keep pace with our ever-expanding and innovative security and compliance products, and to continue building partnerships in the private and public sector to build threat intelligence that empowers modern risk management practices.”

Prior to joining Coalfire, Lucas worked as a trusted advisor to some of the largest retailers, financial institutions, governments and university systems. Westby says Lucas’ greatest strength is taking the complex scope of IT security and distilling the process into a prioritized and actionable program for organizations to address their risk management goals.

About Coalfire
Coalfire is the trusted leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services. Coalfire integrates advisory and technical assessments and recommendations to the corporate directors, executives, boards, and IT organizations for global brands and organizations in the technology, cloud, healthcare, retail, payments, and financial industries. Coalfire’s approach addresses each businesses’ specific vulnerability challenges, developing a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft. Coalfire has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

Media Contacts:
Jessica Teich
Racepoint Global for Coalfire
(617) 624-3200