Press Release

Coalfire Named to Washington Post Top Workplaces

June 17, 2020

Employee Engagement, Job Satisfaction Key Factors for Winning Companies


WASHINGTON, DC – June 17, 2020 –  Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, was honored today as a Top Workplace by the Washington Post. Criteria for the highest-ranked workplaces was based solely on direct response from thousands of DC-area employees in surveys conducted by Energage, an HR consulting firm based in Philadelphia.

Job satisfaction and employee engagement – an employee’s devotion to the job based on how they are treated and the opportunities they see for advancement – were top factors in WaPo’s 7th annual best-places-to-work poll. Only 200 out of 3,500 companies invited were named to the Top Workplace list, and though the pandemic postponed the June awards ceremony for the first time, it has been rescheduled for October.

“With mission-critical security requirements on the rise for Federal agencies, and with so many organizations now adjusting to remote workers and distributed operations in the cloud, the cybersecurity industry has never been more in focus,” said Bill Malone, Coalfire Federal President. “We’re hiring and very pleased to be recognized as a top workplace that attracts, retains, and inspires the highest-level, most-devoted employees in today’s competitive marketplace.”

Job satisfaction values were determined on pay, benefits, flexibility, training, expectations, transparency, accountability and performance. Energage has developed a platform for these criteria based on years of data and study on how leadership, company culture, and employee engagement align to create the best workplaces.

“Coalfire Federal employees are in the right business, at the right time…and at the right company,” said Malone. “As a cybersecurity services business, our people are our most important asset and I’m honored to help develop and lead our strong team.”

About Coalfire Federal
Coalfire Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coalfire Systems, is a U.S. company with offices in Reston, Virginia, and Columbia, Maryland. Coalfire Federal has nearly 20 years’ experience providing cybersecurity services to a wide range of government organizations enabling and protecting their mission-specific cyber objectives. The team offers a full spectrum of cybersecurity services including cyber program management and operations, technical security assessments, cyber automation, engineering, and orchestration, and security compliance and advisory services. For more information, visit:

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 nearly 20 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit


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