In 2003, as a first-year student at the Bauman Technical University Ilya founded Group-IB together with his classmates. Ever since the company has been pioneering incident response and cybercrime investigation practices in Russia and the CIS.
Group-IB team has been relentlessly gathering and analysing information about cyber criminals and their activity, as well as developing threat data collection tools and other services aimed at proactive threat hunting. These technologies formed the basis of its adversary-centric cybersecurity solutions. In 2014, Gartner named Group-IB among top 7 Threat Intelligence
providers in the world. Later, the company introduced TDS
(Threat Detection System) – intelligence driven network security solutions for proactive threat hunting and response, and Secure Bank
– advanced fraud defense and user authentication technology, currently protecting over 70 million clients of online banking platforms. CERT-GIB
(Computer Emergency Response Team) is one of the most experienced CERTs worldwide, with over 55 000 hours of hands-on incident response.
Ilya is one of the 27 prominent independent commissioners for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
, a member of cybercrime expert committees in the Council of Europe and the OSCE
. In 2016, he was featured in the global list of Forbes 30 Under 30
among the brightest young businessmen in "Enterprise Tech" category. In 2015-2017, Ilya was awarded with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award
three times in a row in the "Information Security for Business" category.