Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO of Crowdstrike


The lecture will be given by Dmitri Alperovitch, known for his expertise in cybersecurity policy and state tradecraft. Alperovitch is the co-founder and chief technology officer of the endpoint security technology  firm CrowdStrike and a former special advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense. He will discuss the problems with misguided but widely accepted beliefs in his field. For example, is attribution – accurately matching the offender to the offense – really impossible in cyberspace? Is the proliferation of cyber tools like malicious exploits truly inevitable?

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., a leading provider of next- generation endpoint security, threat intelligence and incident response services.  A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft and has served as special advisor to Department of Defense.

In 2016, Alperovitch revealed Russian intelligence agencies’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), events which unveiled the full scope of cyber influence operations being launched against the US 2016 Election. Politico Magazine featured Alperovitch as one of “Politico 50” influential thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016. In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35 and 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.