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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|Aug 16, 2016||Techdirt - Ed Snowden Explains Why Hackers Published NSA's Hacking Tools|
|Jun 21, 2016||ARN - Sentonas leads CrowdStrike's Asia Pac expansion|
|Jun 17, 2016||BGR Boy Genius Report - Lone hacker claims responsibility for DNC breach, but fingers still point at Russia|
|Jun 16, 2016||eWeek - Hacker 'Guccifer' Claims Responsibility for DNC Breach|
|Jun 15, 2016||Tech2 - Russian hackers breach democratic party’s computers|
|Jun 15, 2016||Sky News - Russian government hackers have stolen opposition research on Donald Trump after penetrating the computer network of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the party's boss said.|
|Jun 15, 2016||Channel News Asia - Tech - Russians steal research on Trump in hack of US Democratic Party|