General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer
Steven Chabinsky is General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for the cybersecurity technology firm CrowdStrike. He also serves as the Cyber Columnist for Security magazine, and is on the adjunct faculty of George Washington University.
Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Mr. Chabinsky served for over 15 years with the FBI, where he helped shape many of America's most significant cyber and infrastructure protection laws and strategies. As Deputy of the FBI’s Cyber Division, Mr. Chabinsky helped oversee FBI investigative strategies, intelligence analysis, policy development, and major outreach efforts that focused on protecting the United States from cyber-attack, cyber-espionage, online child exploitation, and Internet fraud. Prior to that, Mr. Chabinsky organized and led the FBI's Cyber Intelligence Section, served as the top cyber lawyer for its Cyber Division, and held the position of Principal Legal Advisor to the National Infrastructure Protection Center. After helping to draft the Homeland Security Act of 2002, he served within the White House Transition Planning Office and was responsible for all legal issues associated with standing up the DHS Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate.
During his career, Mr. Chabinsky also served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he rose to become Acting Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Cyber (serving as the Cyber Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence), Chairman of the National Cyber Study Group, and Director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force. In these roles, he led the federal government’s efforts to coordinate, monitor, and provide recommendations to the President of the United States regarding implementation of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, which he helped draft, and which remains at the core of U.S. national cyber strategy.
Described as one of the "Most Influential People in Security," Mr. Chabinsky is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the second highest Intelligence Community decoration, coming only after the Medal of Valor. He has testified before the United States House and Senate on multiple occasions, both in public and closed-classified sessions. He is a graduate of Duke University and Duke School of Law.