IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced cyber threats and targeted attacks, today announced its Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dmitri Alperovitch, has been honored as one of Foreign Policy's Leading Global Thinkers for 2013. Foreign Policy's Leading Global Thinkers for 2013 have been featured in the December 2013 issue and will be honored at the Transformational Trends Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC on December 11th, an event featuring keynote remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Previous lists have included luminaries such as Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
"It's a great honor to be selected as one of Foreign Policy's Leading Global Thinkers for 2013," said Dmitri Alperovitch. "As the world's government, commercial and personal computer networks increasingly face espionage intrusions, as well as disruptive and destructive attacks from the most resourced and powerful foreign military and intelligence agencies, the need for development of mature policy and diplomatic responses to cyber security incidents becomes self-evident. Advanced nation-states are now using cyber power for unrestricted economic warfare and national security-motivated espionage, as well as a force multiplier and signaling instrument in conflicts. The U.S. government urgently needs to develop an effective foreign and economic policy response against unprecedented economic cyber espionage that China is waging against Western companies and the ongoing disruptive cyber attacks against U.S. companies attributed to Iran."
Alperovitch is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CrowdStrike Inc., a security technology company focused on identifying and preventing damage from targeted cyber attacks and threats. As CTO, Alperovitch leads CrowdStrike's intelligence, research and engineering teams, which have built the groundbreaking Falcon technology platform for real-time detection and attribution of cyber intrusions. Alperovitch is widely recognized as one of the top computer security researchers across the industry and as a thought-leader on cyber security policies and state tradecraft.
Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Alperovitch was the Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led the company's global Internet threat intelligence analysis. In 2010 and 2011, he led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT groundbreaking Chinese cyber espionage intrusions and gave those incidents their names.
Alperovitch is currently a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative and also serves on the RSA Conference Advisory Board, the world's largest information security conference. In 2011, he was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to federal information security. In 2013, he was recognized as one of MIT Technology Review's "Top 35 Innovators Under 35" and named as a Washingtonian Tech Titan for his accomplishments in the field of cyber security.
Alperovitch is an inventor of fifteen patents in the field of cyber security. He holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology. He can be followed on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/DmitriCyber
CrowdStrike is a security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property and national security information. Using big data technologies, CrowdStrike is developing a new and innovative approach to solving today's most demanding cyber-security challenges. CrowdStrike's core mission is to fundamentally change how organizations implement and manage security in their environment. The company was co-founded by George Kurtz, former founder and CEO of Foundstone and Worldwide CTO and GM at McAfee / Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Dmitri Alperovitch, former VP Threat Research at McAfee / Intel, and Gregg Marston, former CFO at Networks in Motion. Gerhard Watzinger, CEO of iGATE (NASDAQ: IGTE) and former EVP of Corporate Strategy at McAfee, is Chairman of the Board.
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