Press Release

Coalfire Expands ISO/SOC Capabilities Led by VP Dixon Wright

October 30, 2018

Westminster, CO – Oct. 30, 2018 –Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, announced today that the company is increasing its investment and focus into its key ISO/SOC service offering by growing its team of specialists and promoting Dixon Wright to vice president of the practice.

Coalfire customers in cloud/technology, healthcare, finance, government and other sectors rely on the company to provide a range of compliance services including HITRUST, PCI DSS, FedRAMP and many others. Providing SOC and ISO compliance services allows customers to leverage a single third-party provider for their end-to-end compliance needs, which ultimately simplifies their audit process and reduces audit fatigue. By scaling their team of dedicated, focused ISO and SOC experts under the leadership of Vice President Dixon Wright, the company will increase the specialization of their service and thought leadership in this space.

As an established voice and leader in the ISO and SOC space, Coalfire practice members are a part of the AICPA Peer Review Program and members of the AICPA SOC 2 task force, which develops educational materials, media and tools to influence how SOC 2 engagements are performed. Coalfire also helped author the AICPA SOC 2 guide that enterprises use to navigate through the SOC 2 examination process.  Additionally, Coalfire is a Certifying Body for ISO 27001 and other ISO standards by both ANAB and UKAS, uniquely positioning them to support businesses globally with their ISO preparation or certification processes.

“SOC 2 is one of the most widely recognized external security compliance frameworks in the United States, and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the standard for information security management globally,” said Wright. “I’m looking forward to helping Coalfire increase its dedication to offering comprehensive, end-to-end compliance services for our customers. Our goal is to help organizations secure their assets and satisfy their security compliance requirements to enable them to go to market efficiently without experiencing significant audit fatigue.”

Wright has led the SOC practice since joining Coalfire in August 2014. In May 2017, Wright took over Coalfire’s ISO practice and was promoted to vice president in October 2018. Prior to joining Coalfire, Dixon managed the IT compliance program for Cbeyond Communications, a publicly traded telecommunications and cloud service provider. He was also the senior IT security consultant focusing on SOC reporting, HIPAA and FISMA compliance assessments for Schellman and Company and KPMG.

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the trusted cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public-sector organizations avert threats, close gaps and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for more than 17 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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