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Shawn Henry


Former Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation


President, Servies Divsion & Chief Security Officer - CrowdStrike

Shawn Henry is the Chief Security Officer and the President of the Services Division at CrowdStrike, a private-sector cybersecurity company. Henry was formerly the Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Mr. Henry began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1989. His first assignment was the Washington Metropolitan Field Office, where he investigated a variety of matters and was a member of the FBI SWAT team. In 1996, Mr. Henry was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in the Public Corruption Unit.

In 1999, Mr. Henry was designated Chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the National Infrastructure Protection Center. During this tenure, he served on the United States' delegation to the G8 as a member of the High-Tech Crimes Subgroup.

In 2001, Mr. Henry was promoted to field supervisor of the Computer Crimes Squad in the FBI's Baltimore Field Office. In 2003, he was named Assistant Inspector and Team Leader in the Inspection Division at FBIHQ where he led teams conducting evaluations and audits of FBI operations nationwide.

In 2004 Mr. Henry was selected as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office, with oversight for Special Operations, Technical Services, and the Field Intelligence Group. Mr. Henry was subsequently detailed to FBIHQ to assist in the implementation of the National Security Branch (NSB). In 2006 he was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service to serve as Chief of the Executive Staff to the Executive Assistant Director of the NSB.

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 Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI.) In September 2008, Mr. Henry was selected as FBI Assistant Director, leading the Bureau's Cyber Division, where he played a central role in restructuring the FBI's Cyber strategy and investigative programs. In February 2010, Mr. Henry was selected by the FBI Director as Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office, and in October 2010 he was appointed FBI Executive Assistant Director, with responsibility for all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations and critical incident response.

Mr. Henry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in New York, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a graduate of the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

In 2009, Mr. Henry was a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Rank Executive Award, and was designated by SC Magazine as one of the top 20 industry pioneers shaping the information security industry over the past 20 years. In 2010, he was a recipient of the "Federal 100" award.

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