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[June 23, 2014]

Coalfire Selected as Listed Vendor by Texas Department of Information Services

DALLAS --(Business Wire)--

Coalfire Systems, Inc., an independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance firm, today announced its selection as a Listed Vendor by the State of Texas Department of Information Services (DIR).

With Texas DIR Listed Vendor status, Coalfire is now able to provide State of Texas entities and other State and Local government agencies with IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (IT GRC) services. Coalfire's Listed Vendor status reduces potentially lengthy contract negotiation time in order to expedite critical security and compliance needs and also provides discounted pricing for state and local entities throughout Texas.

"We are pleased to become a Listed Vendor with the State of Texas DIR," said Ken Ballard, Coalfire vice president of sales, Central U.S. "Coalfire is working with hundreds of state and local entities across the nation and today more than ever these agencies are facing significant and potentially costly compliance and risk management challenges. This new status opens the door for thousands of State of Texas affiliated organizations to access Coalfire's team of proven IT GRC experts at affordable rates."

The services offered by Coalfire to State of Texas agencies include regulatory compliance assessments such as HIPAA/HITECH for healthcare and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI (News - Alert)-DSS), as well as general IT security and risk assessments, vulnerability scanning, information security business case and security program development, compliance advisory, IT Governance advisory, application validation, penetration testing and incident response and computer forensics.

Contract information, services and pricing can be viewed on Coalfire's webpage:

Coalfire's Texas DIR program is being managed by Joe Barnes, director of Coalfire's Dallas office: phone: (972) 763-8012.

About Coalfire

Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire's solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC (News - Alert) CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA and FedRAMP. For more information, visit

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