Dmitri Alperovitch

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Dmitri Alperovitch
Residence Washington DC, US
Alma mater Georgia Institute of Technology
Occupation Co-founder & CTO,
CrowdStrike Inc.
VP, threat research,
McAfee, Inc.
Employer CrowdStrike, Inc.
Known for Operation Aurora,
Operation Shady RAT
Awards TR35 (2013)

Dmitri Alperovitch is a computer security industry executive. In August 2011, as vice president of threat research at McAfee, he published Operation Shady RAT, a report on suspected Chinese intrusions into at least 72 organizations, including defense contractors, businesses worldwide, the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee.[1]

Education[edit]

Alperovitch earned a M.S. in information security in 2003 and a B.S. in computer science in 2001, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Career[edit]

Alperovitch worked at a number of computer security startups in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including e-mail security startup CipherTrust, where he was one of the leading inventors of the TrustedSource reputation system. Upon acquisition of CipherTrust by Secure Computing in 2006, he led the research team and launched the Software-as-a-Service business for the company. Alperovitch took over as vice president of threat research at McAfee, when the company acquired Secure Computing in 2008.

In January 2010, he led the investigation and named Operation Aurora, the Chinese intrusions into Google and two dozen other companies.[2] Subsequently, he led the investigation of Night Dragon espionage operation of the Western multinational oil and gas companies, and traced them to Song Zhiyue, a Chinese national living in Heze City, Shandong Province.[3]

In late 2011, Dmitri Alperovitch co-founded and became the chief technology officer of CrowdStrike,[4] a security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their intellectual property and secrets against cyberespionage, with a focus on attribution and employment of active defense strategies to raise the costs of attacks for cyber adversaries. CrowdStrike has brought on board senior FBI executives, such as Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director (EAD) of the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, and Steve Chabinsky, former deputy assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division.

Alperovitch was awarded the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the U.S. federal information security [5]

In August 2013, he was selected as one of MIT Technology Review's Top 35 Innovators Under 35, an award previously won by Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg [6]

In December 2013, he was named as one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers, along with Angela Merkel, John Kerry, Ben Bernanke and Jeff Bezos [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Finkle (2011-08-03). "State actor seen in "enormous" range of cyber attacks". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  2. ^ Kim Zetter (2010-01-14). "Google Hack Attack Was Ultra Sophisticated, New Details Show". Wired (magazine). Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  3. ^ Nathan Hodge and Adam Entous (2011-02-10). "Oil Firms Hit by Hackers From China, Report Says". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  4. ^ CrowdStrike
  5. ^ "Federal 100: Dmitri Alperovitch". FCW. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  6. ^ "35 Innovators Under 35 2013". MIT Technology Review. 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers". Foreign Policy. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 

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