Former FBI Cyber Head Shawn Henry Joins Security Startup

Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike

Shawn Henry, the FBI’s former top official on cyber crime, has joined the California-based startup security firm CrowdStrike as president of the company’s services division.

In a blog post Wednesday, he said his new position will give him flexibility and opportunity to help the U.S. secure its cyber networks.

The private sector should play a larger role in fighting cyber attacks, he said.

Henry said his goals are to provide trust to customers and instill confidence that their information is protected. CrowdStrike provides malware, incident response and enterprise cyber protection services.

He retired from the FBI after a 24-year career with the bureau, most recently serving as executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch.

From September 2008 to January 2010, he served as assistant director of the cyber division and first moved to the division in 2007 as deputy assistant director.

He joined the FBI in 1989 as a special agent.

CrowdStrike was co-founded in February and received $26 million from private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

Co-founders include:

  • George Kurtz, former CEO of Foundstone and worldwide chief technology officer at McAfee
  • Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee‘s former vice president for threat research
  • Gregg Marston, former chief financial officer at Networks in Motion.

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