Press Release

Coalfire Wins Silver in the 9th Annual 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®

August 16, 2017

Coalfire’s FedRAMP 3PAO services awarded in the Governance, Risk and Compliance Innovations category


Westminster, CO – August 17, 2017 –Coalfire, a leading provider of independent, comprehensive cybersecurity advisory services, has earned a prestigious Silver Golden Bridge Award® under the Governance, Risk and Compliance Innovations category for its FedRAMP Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) Services.

Coalfire is the leading FedRAMP 3PAO in the industry, providing FedRAMP advisory or assessment services for cloud service providers that are looking to expand into government markets. Coalfire’s services include assisting with development of the required FedRAMP documentation, such as a System Security Plan (SSP), SSP attachments, such as a Contingency Plan, Configuration Management Plan, Incident Response Plan, and policies and procedures for advisory services. On the assessment side, Coalfire’s services include developing a Security Assessment Plan (SAP); conducting a control-based assessment; performing vulnerability scans of all operating systems, network devices, databases, and web applications; conducting a penetration test; and documenting all results in a Security Assessment Report (SAR). The company also advises organizations on system architecture and documentation and performs an inventory of current cloud system documentation. With Coalfire, organizations can also receive continuous monitoring support to help maintain their authority to operate.

“We’re honored to be named a winner by the Golden Bridge Awards for our innovation in the Governance, Risk and Compliance industry,” said Kennet Westby, chief strategist of Coalfire. “Obtaining a FedRAMP authorization is a rigorous process, and this recognition highlights our dedication to helping organizations obtain compliance with federal cyber security standards while also improving their current cyber risk posture.” 

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, international business, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 18, 2017 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about Golden Bridge Awards at

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the 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 16 years, and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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