Cyber Warfare - Who Is DMITRI ALPEROVITCH?

ALPEROV Dmitri Alperovitch cofounded CrowdStrike, a security technology firm that helps businesses and governments defend their intellectual property and secrets from cyber espionage and cyber crime, in 2011 and later became its chief technology officer.

Alperovitch graduated from Georgia Tech with a master's degree in information security and a bachelor's degree in computer science.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Alperovitch worked with a variety of computer security start-ups, including CipherTrust, which pioneered the TrustedSource reputation system.

He headed the research team that developed the software as a service company when CipherTrust was bought by Secure Computing in 2006.

When McAfee purchased Secure Computing in 2008, Alpero vitch became vice president of threat research.

In January 2010, he oversaw Operation Aurora, a probe of Google and two dozen other firms' Chinese breaches.

He also headed the investigation of Western multinational oil and gas firms' Night Dragon espionage program, which he tracked to a Chinese person residing in Heze City, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.

Alp erovitch was also honored with the coveted Government 100 Award in 2011 for his services to federal information security in the United States.

Alperovitch was named one of Washingtonian's "Tech Titans" in 2013 and 2015 for his achievements in the area of cyber security.

In 2013, he was named one of MIT Technology Review's "Top 35 Innovators Under 35." In addition to his work at CrowdStrike, Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative.

Alperovitch has done substantial research on reputation systems, spam detection, Web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware detection and prevention, and public-key and identity-based cryptography.


See also: 

Cryptography; Encryption; McAfee

Further Reading:

“Atlantic Council Programs Report: July 2015.” Atlantic Council, August 3, 2015.

“Dmitri Alperovitch.” CrowdStrike.

“Innovators under 35: Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO, CrowdStrike.” MIT Technology Review, October 10, 2013.