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Coalfire Helps Clients Navigate New Computer Forensic Law

May 28, 2015

Coalfire offers licensed PIs in wake of new law mandating licensed computer forensic investigation

DENVER – May 28, 2015 – Coalfire Systems, one of the fastest growing cybersecurity firms in the nation, is helping legal clients navigate the new Private Investigators Licensure Act, which requires all Colorado private investigators to obtain a specific license by June 1, 2015 in order to be qualified to perform digital forensic investigations. The penalty for performing a computer forensic investigation without such a license could result in jail time and fines.

Coalfire currently provides digital forensics services, already in compliance with the new law. Coalfire LABS’ expert digital forensic investigators have extensive hands-on experience in all areas of practice to assist in any sort of civil, criminal or internal investigations.

“We want our clients to know we’re aware of the law and that our private investigators are 100 percent compliant with new legislation,” said Mike Weber, vice president of Coalfire LABS. “In addition, the technical skill and experience our investigators bring to the table is invaluable. In fact, our examiners have been recognized as experts in computer forensics in both state and federal courts.”

Coalfire LABS has recently partnered with a number of law firms to provide forensic investigations in support of their cases and to offer proactive retainer services, which include incident response planning, testing and forensic investigation.  

“Finding the right expertise in this area is crucial,” added Weber. “For law firms, it could mean the difference between whether electronic data is admitted or dismissed. Our PIs are specifically trained to examine data while preserving its original state and evidentiary value.”

Coalfire LABS provides a full suite of forensic services to both private and public sector companies. Services range from development of Incident Response plans through responding to major data breaches across all types of devices and media ranging from servers and cloud environments to mobile devices.

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the global technology leader in cyber risk management and compliance services for enterprises and government organizations. Coalfire’s professionals are renowned for their technical expertise and unbiased assessments and recommendations. Coalfire’s approach builds on successful, long-term relationships with clients to achieve multiple compliance objectives tied to a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft.  For more information, visit