Shawn Henry

Chief Security Officer at CrowdStrike

Shawn Henry serves as chief security officer and is one of the company’s longest tenured executive leaders, having joined in 2012 after retiring from the FBI senior executive service. In Henry’s role he oversees all security aspects of CrowdStrike, including the company’s information security, business continuity and resiliency, and risk reduction programs, as well as the physical security of CrowdStrike’s global facilities, personnel, executive protection, and corporate events.

Having founded both CrowdStrike’s security practice and its world-renowned incident response and professional services practice, Shawn’s legendary commitment to “One team. One Fight.” resonates throughout the entire organization, unifying CrowdStrike’s rapidly growing and geographically dispersed workforce.

Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Shawn oversaw half of the FBI’s investigative operations as Executive Assistant Director, including all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. He also managed computer crime investigations spanning the globe, established the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, and received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive for his leadership in enhancing the FBI’s cyber capabilities.

Shawn lectures at leading universities, serves on a number of Strategic and Advisory boards, and is a faculty member at the National Association of Corporate Directors. He serves as a keynote speaker at major cyber security conferences around the world and is regularly interviewed on cyber security issues by major broadcast, cable, online, and print media. Shawn has been the recipient of multiple awards during his time at CrowdStrike, including the NACD Directorship 100, the Federal 100 Award as an impactful IT Community leader, and the inaugural 2021 SC Award for Security Executive of the Year.


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