CrowdStrike, a leader in global cybersecurity, has always had one goal: to stop breaches. Preventing hackers – also called adversaries – from entering, or “breaching,” sensitive business data requires relentless determination to always be one step ahead of the bad guys who would do us harm. And it’s more than business data that needs to be protected, it’s municipal water facilities, hospitals, schools and banks. The need for the best in cybersecurity affects all of us, all the time. The parallels between winning a motorsports race and stopping cybersecurity “bad guys” are endless.
The will to win versus the adversary is not just something the Sunnyvale, California-based company’s marketing team came up with. It’s part of the very ethos of CrowdStrike’s leadership, and has been since before the company was co-founded by George Kurtz in 2011. Kurtz is both CEO of the rapidly-growing company and for the past decade, a part-time racecar driver with over a hundred races and numerous victories across multiple types of racing series to his credit. In 2020, his experience competing with a variety of sportscars and prototypes contributed to his eight podium finishes and three victories in the GT World Challenge America series. Other members of CrowdStrike’s leadership participate in racing in their own time, meeting up in the paddock to share business anecdotes and in the boardroom to share racing stories.
The name “CrowdStrike” is a nod to the “power of the crowd” to strike out cybercriminals. Crowdsourced threat telemetry, cloud-scale data and analytics, and using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and real humans to scan data from millions of computers around the globe – before adversaries can make a move against an unsuspecting target – allows CrowdStrike to monitor over 5 trillion data points per week. Thus, anyone can be part of the crowd for Crowd Strike. The crowd is all of us.
That’s why racing and cybersecurity are an obvious pairing. We rely on a well-trained team to prepare the best, fastest tools to beat the adversary. The only difference is: at the end of a race, our adversary on the track could become a friend in the paddock. But together, we are all in a fight to beat cybercriminals. We’re on the same team.
We Win as One.
EPISODE 01: ADVERSARIES
AND A STREAK OF SUCCESS AT SONOMA RACEWAY
Watch the first in our video series of race highlights from Sonoma where we explain why we “Win as One” when we’re unified against the cyber adversary. A new video featuring a different topic about CrowdStrike and CrowdStrike Racing will be featured on our Media Page after each Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS race.
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