Active Defense: Time for a New Security Strategy

We are soon coming up on three decades since the beginnings of the commercial security industry in the mid 1980s, and it’s a good time to take stock of where we are and how far we’ve come. It is indisputable that the capabilities of security technologies and corporate implementation of security policies are light years ahead of where they were even a decade ago. Yet, the actual state of security of most companies is worse than ever. This is evident by the constant stream of headlines with...

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CrowdStrike Falcon Unveiled: The Power of The Platform

It’s been almost a year to the day since we announced the formation of CrowdStrike, a company totally focused on identifying and preventing the damage from targeted attacks. Over this past year, we have continued to hire rock stars and grow our company. But just hiring rock stars, experts in their respective disciplines, is not enough to build a transformational company. Galvanizing our collective vision into something that can be used by customers around the globe requires focused execution...

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RSA Conference: USA 2013

Attending RSA Conference 2013?

Be sure to check out the following CrowdStrike speakings sessions, book signings and community tool demos. Highlights throughout the week include a live demo of P2P botnet takeover and a Hacking Exposed session featuring live demonstrations of the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of the Chinese threat actor group, Anchor Panda.


MONDAY, February 25th, 2013

RSA Innovation SandBox: Active Defense - When, When, and How?Time: 4...

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IDENTIFY: *NEW* Offerings from CrowdStrike Services 

In my former life as Principal Cyber Security Systems Engineer for a DoD contractor, I was witness to many targeted attacks.  During my tenure, we enlisted the help of another "well known" player that focuses on dealing with targeted attacks and provides incident response services.  After extensive research, I believed that we were using the latest and greatest technology and intelligence.Then I met George Kurtz, who introduced me to...
1 year 11 months ago | MORE

Former Air Force Information Ops Commander joins CrowdStrike as Senior Director for Strategic Operations

I am proud to announce that Colonel Mike Convertino, USAF (Retired), has joined CrowdStrike as the Senior Director for Strategic Operations where he will focus on planning and executing offensive/active defense and information operations strategies for our customers.  Mike is an ardent and vocal advocate of taking the cyber fight to the adversary and co-authored a paper while at Air War College in 2007 calling for adding cyber capabilities and strategies to the Air Force to ‘fly and fight’...

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FBI's Top Cyber Lawyer Steven Chabinsky Joins CrowdStrike as SVP of Legal Affairs and Chief Risk Officer

I am delighted to announce that Steven Chabinsky is joining the CrowdStrike team on September 10th, 2012.  Steve most recently served in the highest-ranking civilian (non-law enforcement officer) position in the FBI’s Cyber Division.  Steve will be assuming the role of SVP of Legal Affairs and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for CrowdStrike.  In this role, Steve will be instrumental in addressing complex cyber security issues faced by our customers as well as helping to manage privacy and risk...

2 years 1 month ago | MORE

Hacking Exposed 7: Changing the Game

Summer time in the internet security community tends to be hot and busy, and this summer has been no exception for many of us!  It was great to see many of you at Black Hat in Las Vegas recently as my new company CrowdStrike continues to attract worldwide interest and is blossoming daily. We really appreciate everyone’s support and interest in our mission. However, this blog is not about CrowdStrike, it is about continuing the tradition of helping to educate and connect with the security...

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Two Stellar New Board Members - One Common Mission

Gerhard Watzinger and Denis O’Leary Join the CrowdStrike Board of Directors

One of the things that I have learned during my time working for large and small companies is the need to have the right leadership at all levels of your operation.  I have seen first hand the value a powerful Board of Directors (BOD) can bring to an organization and the long-term impact on shareholder value they can have.  Today, I am delighted to announce that Gerhard Watzinger  and Denis O’Leary have joined the...
2 years 5 months ago | MORE

CrowdStrike launches CrowdStrike Services, Former FBI Top Cyber Cop Shawn Henry joins as CrowdStrike Services President

In my previous post I announced the launch of CrowdStrike - my new security company. Utilizing Big-Data technologies we are focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property from targeted intrusions. Today I am proud and honored to announce that Shawn Henry has joined CrowdStrike as the President of our newly formed professional services subsidiary – CrowdStrike Services, Inc.  Shawn was the Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber,...

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