CounterTack Appoints Two New Board Members

Posted by John Worrall    Dec 6, 2011 8:15:00 AM

Dmitri Alperovitch and Alex Doll join CounterTack's Board of Directors to help guide the industry's first and only cyber attack intelligence and response provider

CounterTack, the industry’s first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions, today announced the appointment of industry veterans Dmitri Alperovitch and Alex Doll to its Board of Directors. CounterTack offers the fastest detection and deepest attack intelligence available, enabling customers to take control over the impact of an attack while it’s happening. Last month, the company raised $9.5 million in funding and unveiled a team of experienced information security experts to pave the way in solving the industry’s most critical problem – threats that have already penetrated traditional defense mechanisms to invade government and enterprise networks. “The expansion of CounterTack’s Board of Directors to include Dmitri Alperovitch, a widely respected cyber defense expert and Alex Doll, an acclaimed serial entrepreneur, adds further depth to a team that’s already primed to meet the critical need for enterprise and government organizations to approach security in a completely new way,” said Neal Creighton, chief executive officer, CounterTack. “The far-reaching industry experience and stellar reputations of both made their addition to the board an easy decision.”

Alperovitch is a renowned computer security researcher, thought-leader on cyber security policies and issues and president of Asymmetric Cyber Operations LLC. As former vice president of Threat Research at McAfee, he led the company’s Internet threat intelligence analysis, correlation and visualization. As a recognized authority on online organized criminal activity, cyber espionage, cyber warfare and cyber security, Alperovitch has significant experience working as a subject matter expert with all levels of U.S. and international policy makers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies on analysis, investigations, and profiling of transnational organized criminal activities and cyber threats from terrorist and nation-state adversaries. In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated, brought to light and named groundbreaking cyber espionage intrusions, including Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT. The former research leader at Secure Computing, Alperovitch also serves on the board of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board. He holds a master's degree in information security and a bachelor's degree in computer science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Doll is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with a solid track record of building and leading high performance teams. As co-founder and former chief operating officer of PGP Corporation, Doll worked closely with the chief executive officer to set the company’s strategy and drive operational goals across all business functions, leading the company’s evolution from inception to a global industry leader in encryption and data protection. Throughout his tenure with the organization, from founding to sale, Doll served as a member of its Board of Directors. The company was purchased by Symantec in 2010. Doll is currently the entrepreneur in residence at Khosla Ventures. Doll has served on the board of Alpha Card Systems, a reseller of security products and video surveillance systems. Prior to co-founding PGP Corporation, Doll was senior vice president of sales, business development and support at Embark, a Web-based recruitment and admissions software company. Previously, he was involved in the strategic planning and execution of corporate partnering and investment programs for PeopleSoft Inc., and he held various positions in the financial services industry in Silicon Valley, including the investment banking group at Robertson, Stephens & Co. and technology research at Dresdner RCM Capital Management. Doll holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications systems engineering and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

In addition to Alperovitch and Doll, the members of CounterTack’s Board of Directors are Retired Admiral William J. Fallon, chairman; Neal Creighton, chief executive officer; Alen Capalik, founder and chief architect; Mark Hatfield, partner at Fairhaven Capital; and Christopher Boies, partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.

About CounterTack
CounterTack, the industry’s first and only in-progress attack intelligence and response solution was born out of the critical need for enterprise and government organizations to approach security in a completely different way – combating advanced persistent threats with a new line of defense. Each year, more than $32 billion is spent worldwide on security technologies, yet motivated cyber attackers are still finding ways to penetrate the most sophisticated, layered defenses. CounterTack solves this problem by offering the fastest detection and deepest attack intelligence available, enabling customers to actively engage with the attacker and take control over the impact of the attack – even while it’s happening.

Founded as NeuralIQ, the company re-launched as CounterTack in 2011, building upon the vision and innovation of NeuralIQ. Based in Waltham, Mass., the privately held company is backed by Fairhaven Capital and a group of private investors.

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