Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry

Company: CrowdStrike

Job Title: Chief Security Officer


As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn leads a world‐class team of cybersecurity professionals who aggressively and effectively investigate and mitigate targeted attacks on computer networks. He retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) in 2012, overseeing all criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. During his 24‐year career, he held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in three FBI Field Offices and FBI‐HQ. Having served in multiple positions relating to cyber intrusions since 1999, Shawn was the Bureau’s outspoken top agent on cybersecurity issues, credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime investigative capabilities. In addition to his last position as EAD, he served as both Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters; Supervisor of the FIB Cyber Crime Squad in Baltimore; and Chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the FBI‐led National Infrastructure Protection Center. During his tenure, Shawn oversaw major computer crime and cyber investigations spanning the globe, from denial‐of‐service attacks, to major bank and corporate breaches, to nation‐state sponsored intrusions. Shawn led the establishment of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), a multi‐agency center led by the FBI, and forged partnerships domestically and international within governments and the private sector.

Shawn Henry Seminars

  • “You play the way you practice” - What CrowdStrike & the FBI taught me about responding to post-breach crisis events Thu 6th Oct 13:40 - 14:10

    “You play the way you practice” - What CrowdStrike & the FBI taught me about responding to post-breach crisis events

    Modern security thinking now assumes that truly determined hackers cannot always be kept out. Today, organisations put greater emphasis on building resilience—the ability to identify, isolate, remediate and bounce back fast in the event of a breach.

    Whilst this is easily stated, how do you achieve this objective?

    Drawing on his experience in both the FBI and at CrowdStrike, Shawn’s presentation demonstrates how you should respond in a moment of crisis. What valuable lessons has he learnt over the years and how can you prepare your security in the face of an ever more sophisticated and persistent group of adversaries.


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    Time / Place

    Thu 6th Oct 13:40 to 14:10

    Cyber Security Keynote

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