CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity technology company that provides network and endpoint security to all types of businesses, including many Fortune 100 companies. The company was founded in 2011 by George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch, with the main office in Sunnyvale, California.
CrowdStrike initially focused on incident response services. Falcon arrived in 2013 as a Cloud-based endpoint protection platform.
In 2014, the company turned its attention to threat intelligence and launched cloud-based security offerings for private and public sector customers. CrowdStrike assisted with the high-profile hacks of Sony Pictures and the Democratic National Committee.
CrowdStrike’s revenue was $875 million at the end of 2021. The company has eleven offices in six countries and 3,394 employees.
CrowdStrike’s founders are cybersecurity experts with successful track records of accomplishment and innovation. Former law enforcement officers, federal prosecutors, and McAfee executives lead CrowdStrike’s global team.
Employees have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Participation in hackathons and other social events allows people to meet fellow employees and strengthen the connections built with those outside the office walls.
CrowdStrike views cybersecurity as a team sport, requiring an army of intelligent sensors distributed throughout the network to have any hope of being fully effective against today’s sophisticated attackers.
The company looks for self-motivated employees who are not afraid to experiment or think along unconventional lines to identify unique security threats. Development opportunities include continuing education, mentoring, and hands-on experience in the technology industry.
CrowdStrike is well-reviewed by current employees. The company is one of Fortune’s 100 best companies to work for in 2021 and offers opportunities in the following areas:
CrowdStrike offers an array of benefits, including:
CrowdStrike is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The company strives to offer a culture where people feel valued and empowered. Employee resource groups, a speaker series, and internal development programs raise awareness and introduce new perspectives.
CrowdStrike won the 2021 SC Awards for Best Cloud Computing Security Solution, Best Managed Security Service, and the inaugural Security Executive of the Year award for Shawn Henry, president. The SC Awards celebrate the accomplishments of computer security professionals.
CrowdStrike Falcon won Best Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) from SE Labs, an independent testing group. CrowdStrike also received a AAA rating from SE Labs.
Crowdstrike has been nominated for numerous additional awards, including being named a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’, one of America’s 100 fastest growing companies by Deloitte in 2018 and 2021, and included on the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015. CrowdStrike has also been honored with two consecutive CSO 50 Awards for Technical Innovation.
CrowdStrike is also known for its strong parental leave support and short work week schedules. Accolades in this area include: