Industry Veterans Penelope Yao and KJ Nouri to Lead Expansion of Award-Winning Continuous Offensive Security Platform
PHOENIX, April 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bishop Foxthe leading authority on offensive security, today announced the addition of Penelope “Penny” Yaovice president of product management, and KJ Nouri, vice president of engineering, to its management team. In their new roles, Yao and Nouri will lead and grow the global product and engineering teams as the company expands its award-winning Cosmos platform and launches new continuous offensive security offerings. Yao is the tenth woman to join Bishop Fox’s management team; almost 50% of management positions in the company are held by women. Both Yao and Nouri report to General Manager Vinnie Liu.
“We are thrilled to welcome Penny and KJ to our leadership team,” said Vinnie Liu, CEO of Bishop Fox. “As we accelerate investments in our Cosmos platform, their deep experience in bringing innovative solutions to market will be invaluable to us. Together, they will help us redefine the future of offensive security by expanding our platform capabilities and product portfolio, and in doing so, delivering the industry’s best advanced defense capabilities to our customers.
Yao brings over 15 years of experience in product management, product design, and consumer and business consulting, with particular expertise in building high-performing product and design teams. She comes to Bishop Fox from Cobalt Labs, a Pentesting-as-a-Service platform, where she was Senior Director of Product Management. She was also an active participant in the company’s internal mentorship program. Prior to Cobalt, Yao served as vice president of product development and operations at the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the creation of sustainable open source projects, where she led product management, l engineering, system administration and program management. Over the course of his career, Yao has expertly applied the discipline of customer-focused decision-making to start-up companies and successfully guided teams through various transitions, including an IPO and four acquisitions.
“I look forward to partnering with KJ and the entire Cosmos team to continue to develop industry-leading features with meaningful results that enable customers to proactively improve their security posture,” said Yao. “I firmly believe that fostering a culture of innovation and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to quality is how we will continue to elevate Bishop Fox’s offerings and ensure we always exceed customer expectations.”
Nouri comes to Bishop Fox with extensive engineering experience in SaaS, cloud communications and software security. Most recently, he led global engineering at KUDO, a multilingual meeting provider. Prior to KUDO, Nouri served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at LoopUp, a cloud communications provider, and also managed consumer engagement engineering teams at Opower, a B2B SaaS company. Previously, he held leadership positions at Hewlett Packard (HP), Fortify Software (acquired by HP in 2010) and Hyperion Solutions (acquired by Oracle in 2007).
“My passion for using technology to disrupt the status quo and solve big security challenges makes me incredibly excited to join this exceptional leadership team,” said Nouri. “I look forward to building a world-class team of engineers and realizing Bishop Fox’s vision to transform the way modern organizations approach offensive security by delivering innovative solutions that have real impact.”
About Bishop Fox
Bishop Fox is the leading authority on offensive security, providing solutions ranging from continuous penetration testing, red teaming and attack surface management to product, cloud and application security assessments. We’ve worked with more than 25% of Fortune 100 companies, half of Fortune 10 companies, eight of the top 10 global technology companies, and all of the world’s largest media companies to improve their security. Our Cosmos platform has been named Best Emerging Technology at the 2021 SC Media Awards and our offerings are consistently rated as “world class” in customer experience surveys. We are an active participant in the security community and have published over 16 open source tools and 50 security advisories over the past five years. Learn more about Bishopfox.com or follow us on Twitter.
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