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Coalfire Achieves AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency Status

Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency status. This designation recognizes that Coalfire has demonstrated technical proficiency, deep AWS expertise, and proven success to help customers leverage the power of AWS to protect the public, and prepare, respond, and recover from natural or man-made emergencies and disasters.

December 20, 2019

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Funds advised by Apax Partners to acquire Coalfire from The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group

Funds advised by Apax Partners (the “Apax Funds”) today announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, from The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and The Chertoff Group. The transaction is expected to be completed in early 2020, subject to regulatory approval. Financial terms were not disclosed.

December 13, 2019

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Cybersecurity Research Reveals Risk is Shifting to Midsized Businesses

Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, today released its second annual Penetration Risk Report. The research, based on hundreds of engagements performed by the company’s adversarial simulation and penetration testing team, Coalfire Labs, shows that the highest risk factors have flipped from large enterprises to midsized businesses over the last year due to the continuing migration to cloud computing across all public and private sectors.

November 13, 2019

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Coalfire Receives Prestigious CREST Accreditation

Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, today announced that its adversarial simulation and penetration testing division, Coalfire Labs, has been awarded the prestigious CREST accreditation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

November 6, 2019

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Coalfire CEO Tom McAndrew statement

The ongoing situation in Iowa is completely ridiculous, and I hope that the citizens of Iowa continue to push for justice and common sense. Today, we found out that charges against Justin Wynn and Gary DeMercurio, the two Coalfire employees at the center of the Dallas County Courthouse incident on September 11, 2019, have been reduced from felony accusations of Burglary in the third-degree and possession of burglary tools to criminal trespass.

October 29, 2019

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Coalfire Objects to All Charges Pending in Cybersecurity Trespass Case

Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, today announced that charges were reduced from felony accusations of burglary to the lesser offense of criminal trespass for two of its employees that were arrested while conducting legal and authorized cybersecurity penetration tests at an Iowa courthouse shortly after midnight on September 11th.

October 29, 2019

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Coalfire’s Leslie Jones Gold Winner in Women World Awards®

Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, today announced that Chief Human Resources Officer Leslie Jones is the Top Woman of the Year Gold Winner in the prestigious Women World Awards® in Business & the Professions – Team Builder category.

October 28, 2019

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Coalfire Achieves Amazon Web Services Security Competency Status

Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, announced today that it attained the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency, part of the AWS Competency Program. This designation recognizes that Coalfire has demonstrated technical proficiency, deep AWS expertise, and proven customer success.

October 22, 2019

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Coalfire Recognized as a “Best Firm to Work for” by Consulting Magazine

Coalfire announced that it has been named to Consulting magazine's Best Firms to Work For list. Winners were selected based on survey responses of employees who rated their workplace satisfaction across five categories: culture, career development, client engagement, compensation and benefits, and firm leadership.

September 27, 2019