Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

Formal First Name
1980 - present

Dmitri Alperovitch is a renowned cybersecurity visionary, business executive, and thought leader on state tradecraft. Dmitri is the Co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of CrowdStrike, the global cybersecurity leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services. The technical mastermind behind CrowdStrike's technology, Dmitri and his team has discovered and revealed critical analyses of cyber intrusions and influence campaigns against the United States political system and supported organizations in their fight against advanced nation state adversaries. A globally recognized thought leader on cyber policy and state tradecraft, he has been the driving force behind many of the groundbreaking investigations in the cybersecurity industry. He has served as special advisor to the Department of Defense and currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's Cyber Safety Review Board. Today, Dmitri is the Co-founder and Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, a nonprofit focused on advancing American prosperity. He is also an active angel investor and board member of multiple high-growth technology companies.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Dmitri has played a pivotal role in the investigation and public disclosure of the Democratic National Committee breach and other cyber intrusions.

  • In 2010 and 2011, he led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon, and Shady RAT.


  • His work has uncovered numerous nation-state intrusions that have been critical in the evolution of the cyber threat landscape.

  • He is a frequent strategic cybersecurity advisor to CEOs and Board of Directors of public and private companies. 

  • He recently launched the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies at Johns Hopkins University's SAIS.


  • He is an investor of over 35 patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, web security, and spam detection.

  • He is a recognized authority on cyberespionage, cyber warfare, online organized criminal activity, and cybersecurity.

  • He has significant experience with all levels of U.S. and international policy makers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

  • He is a well-respected technical and policy thinker on the most difficult global cybersecurity issues, and is a frequent speaker at military, intelligence, law-enforcement, academic and security industry conferences.



  • 2017 40 Under 40 Most Influential People in Business, Fortune Magazine

  • 2016 Politico 50

  • 2013 Top 35 Innovators Under 35, MIT Technology Review

  • 2013 Top 100 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy

  • 2013 Washington's Tech Titan

  • 2011 Federal 100 Award