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Group-IB launches the first private CERT in Russia

October 24, 2011

MOSCOW — Group-IB, the first Russian company providing comprehensive investigation of IT security incidents and breaches of information security, is announcing the launch of CERT-GIB, the first private computer emergency response team in Russia.

CERT-GIB is a computer emergency response team created on the basis of Group-IB. Its mission is to promptly assist organizations and individuals in responding to incidents. Notably, CERT-GIB not only cooperates with clients being served in accordance with existing contract terms, but can also provide these services to any other organization or individual as part of its information gathering and response coordination.

CERT-GIB provides the client with comprehensive support in minimizing informational risks, consisting of technical, organizational, and legal advice. Incident response services are countermeasures aimed at identifying the nature of the incident and neutralizing it, restoring the operational functioning of the information systems, analyzing the causes of the incident, identifying those responsible, and prosecuting them. The financial and reputational damages resulting from the incident are reduced by the correct and rapid incident response. A continuous operational cycle in information gathering and incident response is carried out around the clock by Group-IB’s experts located in Moscow, New York, and Singapore.

For more effective service delivery, Group-IB is actively engaged with other incident response teams in Russia and around the world, as well as with developers of security software, law enforcement agencies, and other members of the worldwide anti-cybercrime community.

“In the United States there are at least sixty-two computer emergency response teams active right now. There are seven in Denmark. In Russia, the largest country in the world, there is only one,” points out Ilya Sachkov, Group-IB’s CEO. “There is a long overdue need in another organization capable of quickly, professionally, and effectively dealing with information security issues arising in Russia, or involving Russian companies. Thanks to the experience and competence of our experts, CERT-GIB will become a credible tool in the fight against organized cybercrime.”

To learn about the full range of services offered by CERT-GIB, please visit the team’s official site at

About Group-IB

Group-IB is the first company in Russia and the CIS working professionally and comprehensively in cybercrime investigation, information security breaches, and computer forensics. As part of the company, a computer forensics lab provides independent computer forensic investigations, including for Russian law enforcement agencies. Group-IB is part of LETA Group.

For additional information contact Bogdan Vovchenko, Group-IB’s PR Manager, at +7 (495) 661-55-38, or

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