CrowdStrike Hires One of FBI's Top Lawyers
By Jim Finkle
A security firm known as CrowdStrike that is urging clients to get tough with hackers has hired one of the FBI's top attorneys to advise customers on just how far they can go in fighting back without getting into legal troubles of their own.
The firm said on Thursday that FBI Deputy Assistant Director Steven Chabinsky will join the company next week as senior vice president for legal affairs and chief risk officer.
CrowdStrike is among the most vocal proponents of a somewhat controversial new approach to dealing with hackers that is known as "offensive security" or "active defense" in security circles, through which victims strike back at attackers in cyberspace.