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Georgia Institute of Technology, MS
Information Security
Georgia Institute of Technology, BS
Computer Science

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Co-Founder & CTO

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Vice President, Threat Research

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Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Research and Engineering teams. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis.

With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of ten patented and sixteen patent-pending technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware and intrusion detection and prevention.

As a recognized authority on cyberespionage, cyber warfare, online organized criminal activity, and cybersecurity, Alperovitch has significant experience working as a subject matter expert with all levels of U.S. and international policy makers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies on analysis, investigations, and profiling of transnational organized criminal activities and cyber threats from terrorist and nation-state adversaries. He is a well-respected technical and policy thinker on the most difficult global cybersecurity issues, and is a frequent speaker at military, intelligence, law-enforcement, academic and security industry conferences. Alperovitch has published and given numerous talks on the contemporary issues in cybersecurity policy such as cyberdeterrence doctrine, Chinese-sponsored cyberespionage and the use of cyber weapons on the future battlefield. Alperovitch is frequently quoted as a cyberpolicy and cybersecurity expert source in national publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post, The Associated Press and Reuters.

In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT groundbreaking cyberespionage intrusions, and gave those incidents their names. Prior to joining McAfee, Alperovitch led the research team and the Software-as-a-Service business at Secure Computing.

In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Jonathan Ive.

Alperovitch is currently a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council and has served on the board of Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board. He currently serves on the RSA Conference Advisory Board. In 2011, he was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security. In 2013, he was recognized as one Washingtonian’s Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity.

Alperovitch holds a master’s degree in Information Security and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Dmitri Alperovitch — Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Jonathan Ive. (8/21/13)
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    Dmitri Alperovitch added a position as Board Member at CounterTack. (12/6/11)
    Posted 12/10/11 at 11:38pm
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    Dmitri Alperovitch added a position as Vice President, Threat Research at McAfee. (11/1/08)
    Posted 12/12/11 at 1:59pm
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    Dmitri Alperovitch added a position as Co-Founder & CTO at CrowdStrike.
    Posted 3/18/12 at 5:16pm



Foreign Affairs Focus On: Cybersecurity & the Chinese Threat with Dmitri Alperovitch

Added: 9/9/13

Shady RAT: Bloomberg interview

Added: 9/9/13

RSA Conference 2012 - Nation-state cyber espionage

Added: 9/9/13

RSA 2012-Hacking Exposed: Mobile RATs (CrowdStrike)

Added: 9/9/13

Offense as the Best Defense - AusCERT2013

Added: 11/11/13


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