Francis Brown, CISA, CISSP, MCSE, is a managing partner at Stach & Liu, a security consulting firm that provides IT security services to Fortune 500 and global financial institutions, as well as U.S. and foreign governments. Before joining Stach & Liu, he served as an IT security specialist with the Global Risk Assessment team of Honeywell International. There, Francis performed network and application penetration testing, product security evaluations, incident response and risk assessments of critical infrastructure. Prior to that, Francis was a consultant with the Ernst & Young Advanced Security Centers. Francis has presented his research at leading conferences, including Black Hat USA, DEF CON, InfoSec World Conference and Expo, ToorCon and HackCon. He has been cited in numerous industry and academic publications. Francis holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in computer science and engineering and a minor in psychology. While at Penn, Francis taught operating system implementation and C programming, and participated in DARPA-funded research into advanced intrusion prevention system techniques.