Press Release

Coalfire Wins Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Management Awards in the Prestigious 11th Annual Global InfoSec Awards

April 25, 2023

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 25, 2023 – Coalfire is proud to announce the acceptance of three coveted awards in Cyber Defense Magazine's 11th anniversary of the Global InfoSec Awards: Editor’s Choice for Penetration Testing, Hot Company for Vulnerability Management, and Most Innovative for Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation, and Management.

“We are proud to be a change agent in the industry and deliver world-renowned services that protect our clients and save them millions of dollars from cyber attacks,” said Coalfire CEO Tom McAndrew. “We’re thrilled to receive this recognition from one of the most prestigious cybersecurity awards organizations, Cyber Defense Magazine.”

A panel of judges comprised of certified security professionals cast votes based on independent reviews. Companies receiving awards represent the most innovative players with new and unique technologies providing best-in-class, next-generation security solutions.

As the top market leader for cloud and SaaS penetration testing, Coalfire is the only organization trusted by all five major cloud service providers, serving nine of the top 10 SaaS providers and leading Fortune 500 businesses in financial, healthcare, and retail, including Salesforce, Amazon, Cisco, McKinsey & Company, UnitedHealthcare, Target, and others.

Over the past few years, Coalfire has invested in technology platforms to enable its services and expanded its position as the number one cloud pen testing provider by achieving record growth of 30% collectively across the major cloud service providers. The security firm continues to leverage its position in FedRAMP and PCI to lead the industry in compliance-based pen testing experience and insights, and meets specific pen testing requirements now mandated by the respective compliance organizations.

Coalfire brings a comprehensive approach offering a unique blend of program development, human intelligence, automated pen testing, and remediation advisory to building modern and scalable pen testing programs, conducting over 1,000 engagements annually. Featured services include red teaming, application security assessments, and continuous vulnerability management.

“Coalfire embodies the three major features that our judges look for in choosing winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats today, providing a cost-effective solution, and innovating in unexpected ways that can help mitigate cyber risk to get one step ahead of the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

View a complete list of Global InfoSec award winners at

About Coalfire

The world’s leading organizations – including the top five cloud service providers and leaders in financial services, healthcare, and retail – trust Coalfire to elevate their cyber programs and secure the future of their business. Number one in compliance, FedRAMP®, and cloud penetration testing, Coalfire is the world’s largest firm dedicated to cybersecurity services, providing unparalleled technology-enabled professional and managed services. To learn more, visit

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s tenth year of honoring InfoSec innovators from around the Globe. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage, or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service. Learn more at

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company-submitted materials on the website of each submission, including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature, and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking, “What’s Next?” so we are looking for best-of-breed, next-generation InfoSec solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of cyber security news and information for InfoSec professions in business and government. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories, and awards on the best ideas, products, and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives. Join a webinar at and realize that infosec knowledge is power.


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