Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.
Dmitri Alperovitch is the co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Technology, and CrowdStrike Labs 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 the company's global internet-threat intelligence analysis and investigations. In 2010 and 2011, he 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.
In 2013, Dmitri received the prestigious recognition of being selected as one of MIT Technology Review's Innovators under 35 (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jonathan Ive. Dmitri was named Foreign Policy Magazine's Leading Global Thinker for 2013, an award shared with Secretary of State John Kerry, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos. He was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security in 2011 and recognized in 2013 as one of Washingtonian's Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity.
With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Dmitri is an inventor of 18 patented 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. Dmitri holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.