Security— the business magazine for security executives — is proud to welcome Steven Chabinsky as our new monthly Cyber Security columnist. Chabinsky will address the topic as a board level, business risk issue beginning in June.
Chabinsky is Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Risk Officer for the cybersecurity technology firm CrowdStrike. In these roles, he advises CrowdStrike on all cyber legal, privacy, and reputational issues across the business from product development to execution.
Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Mr. Chabinsky had a distinguished 17-year career with the FBI where he helped shape and draft many of America's most significant cyber and infrastructure protection laws and strategies. As Deputy Assistant Director, Mr. Chabinsky attained the highest-ranking civilian (non-law enforcement officer) position in the FBI's Cyber Division. In that capacity, he 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 its senior cyber attorney, and held the position of Principal Legal Advisor to the National Infrastructure Protection Center.
Named by Security as one of the "Most Influential People in Security," Chabinsky is the recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive, and the National Security Agency Bronze Medallion for inspired leadership. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member of George Washington University.
"Security has emerged from the traditional physical security space to become the leading business media for enterprise security leaders," said Diane Ritchey, Security editor. "As a result, many readers are facing their organization’s number one business challenge: cyber security. While Security’s content is focused on business risk and resilience that require enterprise-wide security programs and outstanding business leaders, we are reorganizing our media lineup to include cyber security as a core editorial theme to deliver the additional business-related information that our readers require."