Cybersecurity firm Crypsis adds investigations expert Chris Salsberry

03 December 2018

McLean, VA-headquartered Crypsis Group has bolstered its cyber investigations team with the addition of Chris Salsberry, a cyber forensics expert with a background spanning consulting and law enforcement. Salsberry will join the DC-area headquarters as a senior director.

Founded in 2015, Crypsis Group provides consulting services in data breach response, digital forensics, and risk management. The firm’s expert consultants have experience in security monitoring within the Intelligence Community, as well as in high-profile data breach investigations and remediation efforts.

Crypsis’ deep cybersecurity knowledge and proprietary technology enable the firm to quickly identify, contain, and eliminate attacks at public and private sector organizations. The company’s client roster ranges from small enterprises to large corporations and federal government agencies. Aside from its McLean, VA headquarters, Crypsis has offices in Leesburg, VA, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and New York City.

The cybersec firm has now strengthened its cyber investigations team with the addition of Chris Salsberry as a senior director of its consulting team in the DC-area headquarters. Salsberry is a computer forensics expert with over 15 years of experience working on criminal and civil cyber security investigations.Cybersecurity firm Crypsis adds investigations expert Chris SalsberryBefore joining Crypsis, spent two-and-a-half years as a director at Navigant Consulting, working on commercial cases for clients in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and financial services, among others. Before that, he spent over two years at legal consultancy Consilio as a senior director.

From 2009 to 2013, Salsberry was a senior manager in the Analytic & Forensic Technology practice of Deloitte. While there, he helped support counterintelligence and criminal investigations for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center.

Prior to Deloitte, Salsberry was a managing forensic consultant at ThomsonReuters and Law and Economics Consulting Group (defunct as of 2011), and a senior forensic analyst at Trinity IMS (now Paradigm) – where he supported cybercrime investigations at the State Department. 

Salsberry started his career as a police officer, and then detective and cybercrime investigator for the Redmond Police Department in Oregon. He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Western Oregon University.

“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.”


Crowe delves deeper into cybersecurity services

23 April 2019

Accounting and consulting firm Crowe launched a managed detection and response services offering earlier this year, further expanding their cybersecurity practice.

CEOs and executives routinely list cybersecurity as one of their top concerns in annual C-suite surveys. As operations become increasingly digitized, firms open themselves up to more cyberthreat avenues. A critical data breach has the real potential to cripple an organization’s operations, crush profits, and irreparably damage a brand. It’s a risk worth protecting against.

Consulting firms are continually monitoring client demand, and expanding services where the bigger profits lie. When the big accounting firms saw that there was room for more players in management consulting, they moved into the space. Today, the consulting slice of the revenue pie at the Big Four continues to grow, driven by the digital services that the heavy hitters keep boosting.

Crowe delves deeper into cybersecurity services

Because of the rapid change in emphasis to digital and emerging tech consulting, firms want to really project themselves as tech-savvy or out-and-out tech firms. BCG, for example, recently rebranded in order to push the fact that it is a supremely digital consultancy. Crowe, once strictly an accounting firm, has expanded its professional services offerings over more than half a century of operation – and now bills itself as an “accounting, consulting and technology firm.”

Last year, Crowe launched its own Security Intelligence Center, which provides a digital security operations platform for small and midmarket companies. 2018 also saw the firm launch a digital risk collaboration program with Purdue University, while also being named a “challenger” in ALM’s analysis of the Cybersecurity Consulting Provider market.

Earlier this year, Crowe expanded its cybersecurity offering with the launch of managed detection and response services. The outsourcing offering boasts 24/7 detection and response coverage, overseen by a team of cyber experts and analysts. According to Crowe, the managed service helps companies “reduce the burden of finding the right talent” while allowing them to “build a stronger, more resilient security program to effectively monitor and quickly respond to digital threats.”

The offering fits into a wider platform of cybersecurity services at Crowe, including strategy, solution implementation, and attack and penetration testing.

C. Glen Combs, a risk consulting partner at the firm, commented, "At Crowe, our digital risk team uses speed and knowledge to rapidly detect critical security issues so our clients can focus on the most pressing matters and address them quickly. This approach reduces the risk and likelihood of significant business interruption."

Crowe is the US member firm of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting and consulting networks. The network has over 36,000 employees, and $4.3 billion in annual revenue.