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Dragos Appoints CrowdStrike Cofounder and CTO Dmitri Alperovitch to Board of Directors

HANOVER, MD, July11, 2019 -- Dragos, Inc.,provider of the industry’s most trusted asset identification, threat detection and response platformand services for industrial systems,today announced that Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, has joined the Dragos Board of Directors. With more than two decades of experience in the field of information security in leadership positions at world’s leading cybersecurity companies, Alperovitch brings a wealth of experience on technology and business growth strategy, and will bring added depth and breadth to Dragos’ already impressive body of knowledge.

“Dmitri is a celebrated cybersecurity leader who's long been on the forefront of cyber threat intelligence and protection work as well as business leadership,” said Robert M. Lee, CEO, Dragos. “As co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike, which had the largest initial public offering of any cybersecurity company in history and is known for its technical  leadership and focus on customer success, he brings a unique perspective and insight to our existing, robust roster of experts from across the private sector and U.S. intelligence community as we continue our commitment to safeguarding civilization.”

“From my initial interactions with Dragos, I was immediately drawn to Rob and the teams’ mission of ‘safeguarding civilization’, a worthy cause if there ever was one,” said Dmitri Alperovitch. “As I have gotten to know their technology and world-class and unmatched industrial control system expertise, I believe they stand the best chance of any company to dominate this important area of cybersecurity market.”

Dmitri Alperovitchis a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Project, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Fellow at George Mason University’s National Security Institute. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and RSA Conference.

Among his honors and accomplishments:

  • Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” most influential young people in business in 2017.
  • Politico Magazine’s “Politico 50” influential thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016.
  • MIT Technology Review’s prestigious “Young Innovators under 35” in 2013.
  • Foreign Policy Magazine named him a Leading Global Thinker for 2013.
  • Recognized in 2013 and 2015 as one of Washingtonian’s Tech Titans.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award in 2011.

Alperovitch is an inventor of 36 patented technologies. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, he held executive positions at McAfee and Secure Computing. He holds a master's degree in Information Security and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In 2017, Dragos and CrowdStrike® Inc., announced a joint-services, go-to market partnershipthat has enabled both companies to offer comprehensive security services—including assessment and preparedness solutions—as well as incident response capabilities in a streamlined and efficient way to benefit current and future customers.

Read Dmitri Alperovitch’s full bio.

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