Full Name
Dmitri Alperovitch
Job Title
Silverado Policy Accelerator
Brief Biography
Dmitri Alperovitch is a recognized authority on the most difficult global cybersecurity issues with significant experience as a subject matter expert for all levels of US and international policy makers, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement agencies. His renowned career includes revealing Russian intelligence agencies' hacking of the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) and leading the global team that investigated and brought to light the groundbreaking Chinese cyberespionage intrusions Operation Aurora, Night Dragon, and Shady RAT.

Dmitri is the cofounder and chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, a non-profit focused on advancing American prosperity and global leadership in the 21st century and beyond. He is a thought leader on cybersecurity strategy and state tradecraft and has served as special advisor to the Department of Defense and frequent strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors of public and private companies. Dmitri is an active angel investor and board member of multiple high-growth technology companies and currently serves on the Advisory Boards for NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), George Mason University’s National Security Institute, and the RSA Conference.

Dmitri is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Project. He’s also a cofounder and former CTO of CrowdStrike, Inc., the world’s largest cybersecurity company. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led the company’s global Internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations. Prior to joining McAfee, he led the research team and the Cloud Security business unit at Secure Computing.

With more than two decades of experience in the field of information security, Dmitri is an inventor of 36 patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware, and intrusion detection and prevention. He holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dmitri Alperovitch