Crowdstrike announces the appointment of key staff member to the White House Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
CrowdStrike General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer Appointed to
the White House Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
CrowdStrike Inc. today announced that Steven
Chabinsky, CrowdStrike’s general counsel and chief risk officer, has been appointed by
the President to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Under the
Commission, Chabinsky and 11 other industry leaders have been directed by the White
House to recommend “bold, actionable steps that the government, private sector, and the
nation as a whole can take to bolster cybersecurity in today’s digital world.”
President Obama, in an official statement, commended the members for bringing ”a
wealth of experience and talent to this important role,” and charged the Commission with
“the critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure
our cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world.”
“It is imperative that we lay the groundwork for the safer and more resilient use of
emerging technologies and digital information for generations to come. Doing so involves
solving hard problems with no easy answers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t answers.
I’m optimistic that we can find those answers if we pull together with a unity of purpose,”
said Steven Chabinsky, CrowdStrike’s general counsel and chief risk officer. “I am looking
forward to contributing to this important mission by working with the rest of the
Commission, which will be soliciting comments from the public, as we seek to recommend
actionable steps that balance the often competing demands of security, privacy,
functionality, convenience, and cost, all within a dynamic, interoperable, expansive, and
“We wish Steve and the rest of the Commissioners every success in this important effort.
Their dedicated and thoughtful leadership on these issues holds great potential for
promoting innovation and the benefits of technology, while lowering the very real security
risks we are facing today,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief
Steven Chabinsky is a veteran cybersecurity expert with more than 15 years of experience
in public service, having previously held the positions of Deputy of the FBI’s Cyber
Division and Chief of its Cyber Intelligence Section. He is also a columnist for Security
magazine and an adjunct faculty member at The George Washington University.
Chabinsky received a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Duke University School of