Co-Founder and CTO
Dmitri Alperovitch is a renowned computer security researcher and thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and issues. He is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at CrowdStrike, a security startup focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their intellectual property and secrets against cyberespionage threats. As former Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, he led company’s Internet threat intelligence analysis, correlation, and visualization.
With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of eight 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.
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 2011, he was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security. As a recognized authority on online organized criminal activity, cyberespionage, cyber warfare, 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 frequent speaker and panelist at military, intelligence, law-enforcement, academic and security industry conferences, and has published and given numerous thought-provoking talks on the contemporary issues in cybersecurity policy such as cyberdeterrence doctrine, nation-state 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.