Sunday, February 25, 2018

CrowdStrike pres. Shawn Henry was promoted by then FBI Director Mueller in 2010...(not that there's anything wrong with that)

4/18/2012, "Top FBI cyber cop joins startup CrowdStrike to fight enterprise intrusions,", Ellen Messmer 

"Shawn Henry, who just retired as executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and service branch of the FBI after 24 years there, has been named president of CrowdStrike Services, a division which will focus on incident response and malware assessment. Henry says he accepted the position because he agrees with the company's vision, even though CrowdStrike only debuted a few months ago and its product line won't be out until later this year. CrowdStrike was founded by its CEO George Kurtz and CTO Dmitri Alperovitch, and funded with $26 million from investment firm Warburg Pincus....[Timothy Geithner is President of Warburg Pincus] 

From his career at the FBI, Henry is well aware how private industry at times needs to turn to the FBI and other law enforcement for help when it appears there's a cyber-intrusion. Espionage might come from nation states or criminals out to steal business or government secrets, and the more the private sector is equipped to defend itself, the better. "The private sector needs to be proactive," Henry says.

He doesn't expect CrowdStrike to get any special treatment from the FBI or others in government simply because of his personal experience in these types of investigations. CrowdStrike is based in San Francisco, but Henry will be leading its services division from an office in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va., which is near the Pentagon and just outside of Washington, D.C."


9/15/2010, "Shawn Henry Named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch,"

"Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Shawn Henry as the executive assistant director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB). Mr. Henry will succeed Assistant Deputy Director T.J. Harrington. Mr. Henry most recently served as assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office. 

“I am confident that under Shawn’s leadership, CCRSB will continue to sharpen its strategic focus and coordinated efforts with state, local, and international partners to address new and emerging international and domestic criminal and cyber threats to our nation's security” said Director Robert Mueller. 

Since February 2010, Mr. Henry has served as assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office, which is where he began his career with the FBI in 1989, investigating a variety of matters, focusing primarily on public corruption and serving as a member of the SWAT team. 

In his 21 years with the Bureau, Mr. Henry has served in a variety of capacities at FBI Headquarters and in the field. Among his many assignments Mr. Henry has served as: a supervisory special agent in the Public Corruption Unit; chief of the Computer Investigations Unit in the National Infrastructure Protection Center; field supervisor of the Computer Crimes Squad for the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office; assistant inspector and team leader in the Inspection Division; assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office; and chief of the Executive Staff for the National Security Branch. 

In 2007, Mr. Henry was named deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, with program management responsibility for all FBI computer investigations worldwide. He was an original member of the National Cyber Study Group, which developed the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (CNCI). In September 2008, Mr. Henry became assistant director of the Cyber Division, where he played a central role in restructuring the FBI’s cyber strategy and investigative programs. 

Mr. Henry has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in New York, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University."


CrowdStrike bio:

"President of CrowdStrike Services and CSO"

"Shawn Henry is the president of CrowdStrike Services and CSO and a retired executive assistant director of the FBI. Henry, who served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau’s headquarters, is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyberexperts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Dateline,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and C-SPAN. He has been interviewed by Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and USA Today.

Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Virginia Commonwealth University."


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