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|Born||10 December 1981|
|Residence||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Known for||security, networking, privacy, dns|
David A. Ulevitch (born December 10, 1981) is founder and CEO of the enterprise security company OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and founder of EveryDNS (acquired by Dyn). Since December, 2016, Ulevitch has been the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Security Business.
Early life and education
Ulevitch, the youngest child of Susan and Richard Ulevitch, was born and raised in Del Mar, California. Ulevitch's technology career started at an early age when he began working for ElectriCiti, a small regional ISP. In high school, he worked for a year at MP3.com. Ulevitch attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a degree in anthropology.
While a student at Washington University, Ulevitch created EveryDNS to fill his need for web-based DNS management software. EveryDNS grew from a personal project to a service with nearly 100,000 users worldwide within a few years. In January, 2010, EveryDNS was acquired by Manchester, NH company, Dyn, Inc.
Ulevitch was also in part responsible for the creation and operations of the California Community Colocation Project, which provided free colocation services to over 130 non-profits and after merging with the Online Policy Group successfully sued Diebold Election Systems in the Federal Court case OPG v. Diebold.
Ulevitch is active in the startup community, speaking regularly at events, serving as a mentor to other entrepreneurs, and as an active investor.
Awards and recognition
- Robbins, Chuck (11:21 AM - 8 Dec 2016). "Congrats @davidu - you are the right person to lead @CiscoSecurity for the future! @Ciscohttps://twitter.com/j_n_s/status/806930829259599872 …". @ChuckRobbins. Retrieved 2018-02-13. Check date values in:
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- Dyn Inc. Buys EveryDNS
- "Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS". Cisco. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
- How a Dorm Room Startup Became an Internet Security Powerhouse Inc. Magazine
- Empowering People and Transforming Society: The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2011 World Economic Forum, p. 22
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