The Alperovitch Institute: A New Frontier for Cybersecurity Policy


Cybersecurity is the most pervasive and persistent security challenge of our time. From the disruption of free and fair elections to the strategic theft of intellectual property, cybersecurity threats have cross-cutting implications for national security, commerce, and international affairs. The shift to the digital theater presents an acute and pressing need for a next generation, best-in-class MA and Ph.D. programs that intertwine cybersecurity and statecraft to producing leading professionals and scholars in the emerging and high-demand field of cybersecurity policy.

Dmitri Alperovitch is a world-renowned expert and pioneer on cybersecurity technology and policy, and co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of CrowdStrike, a cutting-edge cybersecurity company. Mr. Alperovitch has spent his career on the front lines of cyber conflict, identifying, naming, and countering nation-state, criminal, and terrorist cyber threat actors.

Mr. Alperovitch’s vision is to establish the Alperovitch Institute, in partnership with Johns Hopkins SAIS, as a peerless center of excellence in research and education. The Institute will attract the best students, leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and additional donors in the field to create the preeminent academic institution producing paradigm-shifting, impactful research and instruction at the intersection of cybersecurity, technology, intelligence, and politics. By pairing Mr. Alperovitch’s singular expertise, industry relationships, and long-term financial and personal commitment with the unique assets of The Johns Hopkins University – primarily in SAIS but also in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Applied Physics Laboratory – the Alperovitch Institute will quickly place Johns Hopkins at the vanguard of the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity and international affairs.  

Launch of the Alperovitch Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS

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