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Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Dmitri Alperovitch is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CrowdStrike – responsible for the company’s overall technology vision, strategy, and architecture as well as R&D initiatives. Alperovitch combines the discipline and intellectual curiosity of a leading cybersecurity researcher with the agility and tenacity of a seasoned cyber hunter. He designed the architecture for the CrowdStrike Falcon platform and leads the CrowdStrike teams that detect and stop breaches across customer environments. His teams developed CrowdStrike’s world-class AI-based malware engine and our comprehensive EDR solution. Alperovitch also led the development of the 1-10-60 breakout rule that is becoming the industry standard for the speed required to stop an intrusion from becoming a breach.

Fortune magazine named Alperovitch to the “40 Under 40” annual ranking of the most influential young people in business. He has been named to the Politico 50 list which recognizes the 50 leaders across the U.S. whose actions and ideas are transforming American politics and society, Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” MIT Technology Review’s “Top 35 Innovators Under 35,” and twice as Washingtonian’s “Tech Titan.” He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Alperovitch also serves as president and a board member of the CrowdStrike Foundation, a nonprofit established to support the next generation of talent and research in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence through scholarships, grants, and other activities.


  • VP, Threat Research at McAfee (Joined McAfee when it acquired Secure Computing where he led the research team and launched their SaaS business)
  • Patent holder on 18 technology inventions


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Information Security, Georgia Institute of Technology
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