24 November 2017

Group-IB CEO Ilya Sachkov named “Entrepreneur of ther Year — 2017”

Ilya Sachkov, founder and CEO of Group-IB, has again become a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award. This year Sachkov won in the “Business Information Security” category.

It is already the third time that Ilya Sachkov wins this prestigious yearly award by Ernst & Young. As part of this event Ilya Sachkov was also awarded a special prize of Forbes Russia. Last year, Forbes International named Ilya among the brightest young entrepreneurs under 30.

To present the awards Ekaterina Tikhomirova, Vice-President of the ACMG Media Group, which includes Forbes Russia, and Andrey Romanenko, founder and CEO of Evotor Company, co-founder of the QIWI payment service, mounted the podium. “Thank you for such a high appreciation and your trust. Participating in this contest is a great opportunity for me to get inspired with new ideas, exchange views with colleagues and communicate with prominent business people, industry leaders. I am very pleased to be still on a winning streak that started in 2015, and I thank everybody who voted for me, you are part of this major event. Thank you!” said Ilya Sachkov at the award winning ceremony.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the most prestigious award for entrepreneurs; its national stage has been held in Russia for already 15 years. As stated by the organizers, its main purpose is to put a spotlight on the best people, those whose infectious new ideas inspire their teams to reach the most ambitious goals.

The story of Ilya Sachkov and Group-IB is an example of a real, non-fictional success story: an ordinary guy from Izmaylovo District of Moscow, who didn’t have any special connections or rich parents, started a detective business jointly with his fellow students, which is now developing cutting edge technologies aimed to prevent cybercrime and investigates the world’s most high profile cases! This is a story of a dream come true, of a cast-iron will and non-acceptance of evil in any form! Group-IB is among the world’s top 7 companies that have an impact on information security, according to Business Insider. Global analytical agencies Gartner, Forrester and IDC rate Group-IB’s Cyber Threat Intelligence solution very high. Our congratulations to Ilya Sachkov on a well-deserved victory!

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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