Code Signing and the USPS Cyber Security Crisis | Gregory Crabb, Ten Eight Cyber
- Led the transformation of the Postal Service’s enterprise-wide cybersecurity program to protect the agency and stakeholders from evolving threats and deliver innovative digital solutions
- Has proven expertise in defining and executing highly complex cybersecurity initiatives, including securing the 2020 U.S. election during the height of COVID-19
- Shares practical and actionable strategies that companies of all sizes can implement to protect their IT systems, secure their digital assets, and strengthen their cybersecurity posture
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Widely respected as a leader in the cybersecurity industry, Greg Crabb has been a key figure in protecting the critical infrastructure of some of our nation’s most important and highly complex organizations. He previously served as the chief information security officer (CISO) of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), during which time he led the transformation of the agency’s cybersecurity program to protect the mailing ecosystem from growing cyberthreats and deliver innovate digital solutions. His knowledge and expertise are highly sought-after by leading organizations of all sizes and technology stacks looking to build resilience against adversaries in the ever-evolving cyberthreat landscape.
Drawing from his extensive career experience investigating, responding to, and defending our nation’s mail against cybercrime and misuse, Crabb leads a fascinating, interactive discussion on cyber adversaries and the threats they pose to our nation’s critical infrastructure — now and in the future. He offers practical strategies any organization can immediately begin applying to secure their IT networks and digital assets, as well as customized frameworks for companies looking for more tailored cybersecurity solutions.
Crabb was named vice president, CISO of USPS in March 2017, having acted in the role since July 2016. As CISO, he led a team of nearly 500 cybersecurity professionals and was the key figure in defining and executing strategy to safeguard the Postal Service’s employees, customers, information systems, and digital assets against nation-state threats. Crabb’s decisive leadership ensured the protection of military mail and the 2020 U.S. election during the height of COVID-19. He also led efforts to develop secure digital solutions designed to support new and innovative product offerings and enhance the organization’s business processes.
Upon his retirement from USPS in 2021, Crabb had served more than 25 years at the agency in law enforcement roles and has been credited with powering the growth of its cybersecurity program, pioneering the establishment of its Executive Cyber Risk Committee, and strengthening the agency’s cybersecurity posture. In addition to his cybersecurity leadership role at USPS, Crabb served a stint as assistant director, economic crimes at INTERPOL where he directed the focus of the agency’s economic crimes program and managed law enforcement agents from six different U.S. agencies.
Crabb continues to guide executives and teams on the path to integrating best-in-class cybersecurity practices into their organizations. In addition to his role as an advisor to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Forescout Technologies, and Venafi, he is the founder of 10-8, LLC. An enterprise cyber resilience service, 10-8 supports organizations in establishing processes to help them define cybersecurity strategy, recover from cyber incidents, assess security maturity, and lead system improvement projects.
Cyber Resilience: Practical Steps for Safeguarding Your Systems. A law enforcement leader for the United States Postal Service for more than 25 years, Gregory Crabb was responsible for defining and implementing information security strategies that protected the infrastructure and systems of one of our nation’s most critical and highly complex agencies. Drawing from his experiences defending the USPS against cybercrime and misuse, he provides an overview of the current cyberthreat landscape, reveals best practices that were key to upholding and advancing the integrity of the USPS’s information systems, and outlines actionable strategies for how organizations of any size and technology stack can begin implementing these cyber resilience tactics to safeguard their systems.