Press Release

Coalfire One of First Security Firms to Certify to ISO 27001 and New ISO 27701 Privacy Standard

June 28, 2022

Compliance Commitment is Top Priority for Serving Global Enterprise Clients

WESTMINSTER, CO – June 28, 2022 – Cybersecurity pioneer Coalfire further established its industry leadership position by becoming one of the first firms to achieve ISO 27701 certification, the privacy information management extension released in August 2019 by both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

“After a rigorous external audit conducted during Q1 2022, Coalfire has successfully certified to ISO/IEC 27001 for information security along with the new ISO 27701 privacy standard,” said Senior Director of Corporate Compliance Anne Bayerkohler. “We’re proud to be among the first companies to conform to these ISO standards by getting ahead of the privacy curve, and to further demonstrate Coalfire’s commitment to our own assurance and dedication to best practices.”

Coalfire conducts thousands of compliance assessments every year and is one of a handful of US-based organizations to successfully certify to both ISO 27001 and ISO 27701. Coalfire’s credentials include:

  • Largest FedRAMP advisor and Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) supporting more than 70% of the entire assessment, advisory, and engineering marketplace
  • One of nation’s largest PCI Qualified Security Assessors
  • Number-one HITRUST external assessor


“We lead by example, which is critical to our clients’ trust in handling private data in all audits, assessments, and platform-enabled services,” said Mark Lucas, vice president and chief information security officer at Coalfire. “In addition to achieving ISO 9001 re-certification for quality management systems last year, the combination of ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 defines the industry adage that ‘you can’t have privacy without security.’ This is especially important today in light of maturing privacy laws like the GDPR and CCPA, and enterprise demand to do business around the world with fully credentialed partners like Coalfire.”

ISO management system certificate.

About Coalfire

The world’s leading organizations – the top-five cloud service providers, eight of the top-ten SaaS businesses, and three of the top-five in financial services, healthcare, and e-commerce – rely on Coalfire to strengthen their security postures and secure their digital transformations. As the largest global firm dedicated to cybersecurity, Coalfire delivers a full lifecycle of solutions through professional services, technology platforms, and managed services to help organizations solve their toughest cyber challenges. With more than 20 years of proven cybersecurity leadership, Coalfire combines extensive cloud expertise, advanced technology, and innovative approaches that fuel success. For more information, visit


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