Under President Bill Malone’s leadership, Coalfire Federal in 2019 completed the successful transition from an 8(a)/small business to a large cybersecurity services provider. Coalfire Federal grew 20%, achieved its ISO 20000 certification to go along with its IS0 9001/27001 and CMMI III and was named to the Top Workplaces for 2019 by The Washington Post.
As a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program third-party assessment organization, Coalfire continued to support the ever-growing cloud services provider market and to advise federal clients on cloud security.
Coalfire Federal’s top priority in 2020 is to leverage its multiframework experience to become one of the first accredited 3PAOs in the Defense Department’s emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. The Pentagon’s priority now is to safeguard every mission and to ensure security in every vendor along its supply chain, including the largest industrial contractors and the smallest administrative and support firms, Malone noted in a recent GCN article.
“With the move to the cloud, mission-critical priorities must be certified for security across all missions due to supply-chain exposure and third-party vendor risk,” he wrote. “We intend to leverage our unique experience and practitioner’s perspective to help the CMMC program achieve success and most importantly, help secure DOD’s and eventually the Federal government’s supply chain.”
And as one of the pure-play cybersecurity companies in the federal marketplace, Coalfire Federal is well-positioned to bring its years of expertise to bear. As Malone tells his teammates all the time, “You are in the right business at the right time . . . and at the right company!”