episode 521

CrowdStrike Co-Founder Dmitri Alperovitch on the SolarWinds Hack

Dmitri Alperovitch is a cybersecurity expert and was a co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of CrowdStrike. Dmitri is currently the co-founder and executive chairman at Silverado Policy Accelerator, a nonprofit focused on advancing American prosperity and global leadership in the 21st century and beyond. January 13, 2021

521: Cybersecurity expert Dmitri Alperovitch discusses 

  • Dmitri’s perspectives on the recent US government hack believed by many to have originated in Russia, including 
    • Why the hack was not an act of war but instead was traditional espionage
    • Why this hack has potential to be 100X as significant as the OPM hack
    • Some of the silver linings of the hack
  • How organizations can protect themselves from adversaries, including 
    • Why every organization needs to start with the assumption that an attacker is already inside
    • Why trying to build walls around the perimeter of your network is futile
    • The importance of planning regularly to defend a cyber attack
  • The importance of using a password manager
  • Why individuals should be suspicious of emails and not click attachments from unknown people
  • Why our government is at its weakest point to be able to respond to this threat

Among a variety of other topics.

"Every organization out there needs to start with an assumption that an attacker is already inside."

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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