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Stach & Liu Re-Launches as Bishop Fox

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 03, 2013

Stach & Liu, a leading enterprise security consulting firm, launched a new identity and a unified approach delivering security services today.

The company, which will now be known as Bishop Fox, is delivering a unique combination of offensive services, including assessment and penetration testing, and defensive services focused on enterprises security strategies to help companies establish more effective security programs.

There are firms that offer ethical hacking services to identify vulnerabilities, said Vinnie Liu, Partner and co-founder of Bishop Fox. There are also firms that help enterprises review their defenses and integrate security controls to make them more secure. But until now, there hasnt been a company that can do both of these in a coordinated fashion. By finding vulnerabilities and then helping customers develop customized defenses that prevent those vulnerabilities from being exposed, Bishop Fox will offer both sides of the security equation.

Bishop Fox takes its name from two moviesthe 1992 movie Sneakers and the Christopher Nolan Batman series. In Sneakers, Robert Redford plays Martin Bishop, a seasoned hacker who leads a crack team of security experts that break into banks. In Batman, Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman, acts as Batmans trusted advisor, running Wayne Enterprises while Bruce Wayne is off fighting crime. Stach & Liu decided to bring these two characters together to derive the new company name, Bishop Fox, which reflects both the offensive and defensive nature of their services.

On the offensive side, Bishop Fox offers a complete range of penetration testing and security assessment services to help companies secure their businesses, networks, and applications. The Bishop Fox team has extensive experience conducting assessments for hundreds of companies, including many in the Fortune 1000.

On the defensive side, Bishop Fox offers full-scale review of and consultation around enterprise security programs, including governance, risk, and compliance as well as technical security controls. Bishop Foxs defensive security recommendations are built upon the findings of the offensive assessments, using its extensive knowledge of attack methods to help create the best tailored defensive strategies.

Security strategy and defenses for your business are not the sort of thing you should buy off the rack, added Fran Brown, Partner and co-founder of Bishop Fox. Each enterprise faces different threats, different points of vulnerability, and different potential losses if systems are compromised. By taking the time to understand each customer individually, we help them develop specific defenses that maximize protection for their unique situation. Not only do we create a more effective defense, but we also reduce expenses by eliminating security technologies and practices that are redundant or unnecessary.

Bishop Fox provides a wide range of security consulting services for enterprises in multiple industries. For more information, go to

About Bishop Fox

Founded in 2005, Bishop Fox is a privately-held security consulting firm providing services to the Fortune 1000, global institutions, and high-tech startups. Its professionals have worked in government intelligence, the Fortune 100, and Big 4 consulting and possess over 250 years of combined security experience. In addition to authoring several best-selling security books, writing numerous industry articles, and being cited in well-respected journals, the Bishop Fox team has been presenting its security research for over a decade. Bishop Fox speakers have made presentations at many top security industry venues, including Black Hat, DEF CON, RSA, InfoSecWorld, OWASP, SANS, and Microsoft BlueHat.

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International Essential Tremor Foundation Supports Bishop Kelly Student Engineering Teams Development of ET Tools

Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) March 07, 2012

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) has donated funds to help underwrite travel expenses for the Bishop Kelly High Schools Engineering Design team, based in Boise, Idaho, when they participate in the 2011-2012 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program at the EurekaFest held at MIT in Boston. The student team is developing two tools that may one day assist people with essential tremor (ET).

Essential tremor (ET), a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands and voice, is the most common movement disorder estimated to affect 10 million people in the U.S.

Each year the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program awards grants to teams of high school engineering students. Thirteen Bishop Kelly students and two advisors, Dr. Guy Hudson and Dr. Lawrence Neznanski, comprise one of sixteen InvenTeams nationwide chosen for the exclusive opportunity to participate in the program. Each team receives grants up to $ 10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their choosing.

The Bishop Kelly InvenTeam chose to develop magnetic assistive devices for people with tremor in their hands and arms, due to ET, Parkinsons disease, or injury, says Dr. Hudson.

MagWrite 2.0 is a device to help those with various types of tremor write more legibly. MagMouse is designed to work with a wireless computer mouse to lessen the effects of tremors while using a computer. This project consists of a nine-month process of designing and testing, followed by a debut of the finished prototype in June 2012 at EurekaFest.

The IETF is proud to support high school students gaining valuable skills in an educational program in service of a project that may one day benefit those with essential tremor, says Catherine Rice, Executive Director of the Foundation.

For more information about the IETF and ET, please contact Executive Director Catherine Rice. For information about the competition and team, please contact advisor Guy F. Hudson, Ph.D., Science Chairperson, Chemistry and Engineering Design Teacher and 2011-2012 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Coach at (208)375-6010.

About: The International Essential Tremor Foundation Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is thleading organization in the world dedicated to helping those affected by essential tremor through awareness, education, support and funding research to identify effective treatments and hopefully, a cure for the condition.

The IETF hosts ongoing community awareness events across the country to build a better understanding of ET and provides those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment. The Foundation provides support and resources to seven community ambassadors and a nationwide network of 80 local support groups.

Since its inception, the IETF has distributed more than half a million dollars in research grants to fund 12 promising research studies to search for the cause of ET. To learn more about essential tremor, visit the IETF website at

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