Press Release

Coalfire Investing in the UK for European Growth

September 30, 2015

New Investment Broadens Global Cybersecurity Reach

Manchester, England.Sept. XX, 2015 –Coalfire, a leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services, today announced further international growth with the establishment of its European headquarters in Manchester, England. 
Through a recent major investment from the Carlyle Group and the Chertoff Group, Coalfire is well-positioned to meet the demand for global, independent, cyber-risk advisory, compliance assessment, technical testing and software services in support of the continued adoption of cloud and mobile technologies. The cybersecurity talent shortage is an issue for organisations of any size, and Coalfire is poised to solve the need for outsourced cybersecurity services and technologies.
“Our recent investment from The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group provides us with momentum to broaden our cybersecurity offerings both domestically and internationally,” said Larry Jones, chairman and CEO, Coalfire. “Cybercrime is a global issue, and as we continue to see hackers operate in multiple industries, everyone can benefit greatly from consistent implementation of sophisticated cyber-risk solutions”
“Manchester is a global hub with a pedigree of innovation in digital technologies that dates back as far as the world’s first digital computer in 1948.” said Andrew Barratt, Coalfire’s managing director of EMEA.  “It’s great to be attracting renowned international investors that are key to supporting our long-term growth.”
Global businesses rely on Coalfire’s expertise to protect them from cybersecurity breaches and data theft while maintaining compliance with financial, government, industry and legal mandates. Coalfire invests heavily in its professionals who use a combination of IT experience, industry knowledge and intelligent technology tools to independently advise, assess and certify against standards such as PCI DSS and ISO 27001.  Coalfire’s U.K. office is also uniquely positioned to offer cloud security certifications that can enable UK and European businesses to tap into the US market.
About Coalfire
Coalfire is a global technology leader in cyber risk management and compliance services for private enterprises, academic institutes and government organisations. 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 risk management and compliance objectives as part of a strategy to prevent cyber security breaches and data theft. 
Coalfire is currently listed as #74 in the “Cybersecurity 500 Hottest Security Companies” and was recently named one of the Top 20 Most Promising Risk Management Solution Providers. For more information, visit
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