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The Crypsis Group Strengthens its Cyber Investigations Team with Key Hire

Nov 29, 2018 10:37:00 AM

MCLEAN, VA – As cyber attacks on government and private sector networks continue to expand and evolve, The Crypsis Group announced today that it has appointed a leading digital crime investigations practitioner as a senior director of its consulting team at its Washington, DC-area headquarters.

Chris Salsberry, a computer forensics expert and advisory professional with a law enforcement background, will lead teams of consultants assisting the firm’s clients in responding to network intrusions and bolstering network defenses.  Among his other specialties are litigation readiness, evidence management, and crisis management. 

Salsberry has more than 15 years of experience working on criminal and civil cyber security investigations.  Prior to joining Crypsis, he served as a director at Navigant Consulting where he worked on cases for commercial clients across a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and retail amongst others.  His clients ranged in size from medium business to Fortune 500 enterprise. Prior to that he spent more than four years as a senior manager at Deloitte, where he split time between the firm’s government and commercial forensics practices. While at Deloitte, Chris also supported counterintelligence and criminal investigations for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. He also served as a managing forensic consultant at ThomsonReuters.

Chris began his career as an officer and then detective and cyber crime investigator for the Redmond (Oregon) Police Department.  From there he joined the consulting firm Paradigm Solutions in 2004, where he supported cyber investigations at the State Department.

“With his background in law enforcement and digital forensics, his extensive knowledge of the cyber security challenges faced by public and private sector organizations, and his hands-on experience working to protect his clients’ networks from threat actors, Chris Salsberry brings an extraordinary level of know-how to the Crypsis team,” said Bret Padres, CEO of The Crypsis Group.  “His leadership will strengthen the foundation of care and trust we seek to create with our clients as we work to keep their data secure amid an ever-growing threat from cyber criminals and other bad actors.”

Founded in 2015, Crypsis specializes in data breach response, digital forensics, and risk management consulting services to a growing list of clients ranging in size from small enterprises to Fortune 50 corporations, as well as a number of federal government agencies.  In addition to its McLean, Virginia headquarters, the firm has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, New York City, and Leesburg, Virginia.

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