WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Coalfire, a trusted cybersecurity advisor providing cyber risk advisory, compliance, cyber engineering and technical testing services, is expanding their incident response capabilities through a formal partnership with Arete Advisors. Through this partnership, the company will be able to provide customers with end-to-end Incident Response (IR) capabilities, from planning through remediation.


Coalfire already provides its customers with a wide range of cybersecurity advisory services, including IR planning and computer forensic analysis. This partnership with the highly experienced, recognized team at Arete will provide customers with a complete and comprehensive set of IR services through the IR lifecycle. Capabilities will include IR program assessment and requirements analysis, proactive IR preparation and playbook development, and emergency hotline services. The partnership will also provide customers with IR tabletop exercises for comprehensive event preparation as well as incident triage, investigation and forensics, and breach containment/eradication services.

“Many organizations don’t think about how they will respond to a cyber incident until one happens to them, when it could be too late,” said Larry Jones, CEO at Coalfire. “This partnership with the elite Arete team will allow us to provide our existing and new customers with a complete, proven breach response capability, making it easier for them to be ready to identify, react and recover—before an incident occurs.”

Arete has 15 years of experience in IR, remediation and eradication of cyberattacks in the government and commercial sectors, serving some of the largest agencies and global brands. The company has a proven track record of identifying attack vectors where others failed in many highly publicized incidents.

“Other IR service providers in the market focus on using and upselling their own tools, which can extend the incident response timeframe and increase costs by up to three times,” said Jim Jaeger, President and Global Cyber Security Practice Leader at Arete. “Our partnership with Coalfire will benefit customers because our highly experienced incident responders can use a wide range of tools for faster response and better cost efficiencies.”

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.

For more information, visit Coalfire.com.

About Arete Advisors
Arete Advisors has assembled an elite team of cybersecurity experts to create unparalleled capabilities to address the entire cyber incident life cycle, from incident response readiness assessments to post-incident remediation. Our core skills include triage, digital forensics, malware reverse engineering, remediation, and testifying expertise. Arete works with your organization to provide highly customized advice specific to your business size and industry. Arete’s advisory services provide legally defensible, compliant cyber strategies that assist the C-Suite and Boards of Directors to continuously improve the organizations’ cyber posture.

Arete Advisors partners with clients to reduce the burden of preparing for, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. Data breaches are a matter of when, not if in today’s world. Engaging Arete’s team of experts gives your organization the confidence to respond to a data breach with access to the world’s leading cybersecurity professionals – anywhere in the world – within hours not days.

For more information, visit Areteadvisorsinc.com  

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Mike Gallo
For Coalfire

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