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Bishop Fox continues momentum with expansion into UK and Europe
Fri, 28th Apr 2023

Bishop Fox has announced continuing company momentum with its expansion into the UK market. Having recently been awarded CREST accreditation in the UK and USA for Penetration Testing services, the company will look to help customers proactively enhance their security posture, with an initial focus on organizations in Northern Europe.

Bishop Fox's expansion into the UK comes on the heels of recognition for the company's leadership in Attack Surface Management and continuous penetration testing by analyst firm GigaOm, and news that the organisation has already achieved nine award wins in the opening months of 2023.

This includes two additional Global InfoSec Awards from Cyber Defense Magazine, announced this week at the RSA Conference, recognising the company and its penetration testing services. It carries over the strong momentum of 2022, that saw 40% year-over-year company growth, capped by a $129 million Series B round.

Michelle Abraham, IDC Research Director, Security and Trust, says, "Organisations face increasing pressure to secure rapidly expanding attack surfaces against faster and more sophisticated threat actors. However, security teams are often overwhelmed by a flood of alerts and regulatory requirements.

"Bishop Fox's attack surface management approach provides a proactive, continuous defense to maintain a good security posture. Its Cosmos platform combines automation and human expertise to validate findings and determine business impact, thereby reducing the burden on internal security teams."

The company's strength and expertise were on display this week in San Francisco at the annual RSA Conference. In addition to hosting multiple events, Bishop Fox experts ran a daylong virtual DEF CON Livestream, with The Art & Science of Cyber Leadership Livestream.

The virtual event featured CISOs, industry authorities, cyber-focused investors, and security founders. It aimed to activate conversations on topics that are top of mind for today's security leaders and explore cybersecurity leadership through multiple, diverse lenses.  

Bishop Fox experts are also set to attend Europe's largest cybersecurity gathering, Infosecurity Europe, with the organisations Red Team Practice Director and former CISO, Trevin Edgeworth, participating in multiple events across the week. He will be presenting an Infosecurity Strategy Talk on June 22nd with Illumio CTO PJ Kirner on Why Third-Party Validation of Security Products Matters. 

In Europe, regulations like DORA (the Digital Operational Resilience Act) are set to significantly alter the cybersecurity landscape for organisations across financial services and those with whom they partner.

Bishop Fox is positioned to provide both the people and the technology to ensure compliance and drive greater protection against threat actors, with its Cosmos platform and highly experienced red teams and penetration testers, the company states.

The Bishop Fox team specialise in identifying and closing vulnerabilities in products, applications, networks, and cloud environments, and ensure comprehensive protection from everything from human error to ransomware.  

Vinnie Liu, Bishop Fox CEO and Co-founder, comments, "Bishop Fox has worked with some of the world's largest global companies since day one, giving us international presence and perspective.

"The achievement of CREST accreditation will enable us to further scale our impact to new organisations in the UK by offering the same high quality offensive security solutions that have made us trusted partners to more than 25% of the Fortune 100, eight of the top 10 tech companies, and all of the top global media companies."

Bishop Fox already works with a number of UK and European organisations across technology, retail, media, and financial services. Its Cosmos platform was launched in 2020 with the aim of proactively defending dynamic external attack surfaces.

Executing more than 110 billion operations per year and identifying exploitable exposures on a customers perimeter on average every 2.5 days, Cosmos is focused on saving security teams more than 5,000 hours per year in vulnerability triage, eliminate 93% of resource requirements, and reduce the time to remediate critical vulnerabilities by 82%.