21 Mar.

Garry Kondakov joins Group‑IB to enhance international expansion

Group-IB, one of the global leaders in preventing and investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud, today announced that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Mr. Garry Kondakov to the position of Chief Business Officer. In his new role, Mr. Kondakov will be responsible for worldwide business development, including the expansion of new products and solutions, international sales, and brand enhancement.

Since 2003, Group-IB has been active in computer forensics and information security, protecting clients against financial losses and reputational risks. Group-IB’s extensive experience has developed into an array of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions based on unique threat intelligence data and incident response in sophisticated APT threats, allowing the company to identify and prevent cyber threats.

Group-IB’s Secure Bank and Secure Portal systems conduct early threat detection leveraging in-house expertise with data received from a variety of reliable sources. Group-IB is also developing TDS, a software and hardware solution designed to identify malicious activities in corporate networks.

Group-IB products and services are used by global clients, including Fortune 500 companies in the US, Western Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. In his new role, Garry will lead business development efforts with a special focus on expansion into international markets and building an effective partner network.

We live in incredibly dynamic times. Due to the constantly evolving threat landscape and dynamically developing security market, you have to keep your business strategy and tactics up to pace. This has never been more crucial. We have to work through uncertainty and think fast — based on the actual needs of our clients. «This is an exciting time to join a team of young, uniquely qualified and ambitious professionals. It’s a great and exciting time to lead an organisation whose staff know, understand and combat emerging advanced persistent threats and other cyber issues facing our clients.

Гарри Кондаков

Garry Kondakov

Chief Business Officer Group-IB

The company is currently experiencing explosive growth. Over the past few years, Group-IB has significantly transformed — from a team of cyber-detectives conducting cyber-crime investigations and providing corporate network security assessment services into a vendor of products and technologies that surpass capabilities of tools by top global companies. The strength of our company is rooted in our unique capabilities to identify new threats at preparation stage and proactively protect our clients against advanced attacks. «Our key priority is to maximize communication with information security teams to solve the issues they are facing. I am sure, based on Garry’s extensive international experience and market vision, he will make a significant contribution in this new and important role.

Ilya Sachkov

Ilya Sachkov

CEO Group-IB

Group-IB’s clients include top-tier banks and financial intuitions, FMCG brands and industrial corporations, oil and gas companies, software and hardware vendors, and telecommunications service

providers from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, EU, Russian Federation, UK, USA and Ecuador. Group-IB runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in Eastern Europe with 100+ successful investigations worldwide.

Short Bio:

Бизнес-директор Group-IB - Гарри Кондаков   Garry Kondakov was born on March 29, 1966. After graduating from Moscow State University with a major in physics, he then completed a post-graduate course at the University’s Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics.

In 2002, Mr. Kondakov received an MBA from London Business School.

Prior to joining Group-IB, Gary held senior management positions at Kaspersky Lab for 14 years. In January 2012, he was appointed to the position of Chief Business Officer of Kaspersky Lab.

Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.

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