Dr. Ilia Kolochenko is a Swiss application security expert and entrepreneur. He started his career as a penetration tester and has over 15 years of experience in information security auditing and digital forensics. After serving in Swiss artillery troops in 2007, Ilia founded his first pentesting and cybersecurity consulting firm High-Tech Bridge. In 2014, Frost & Sullivan named the company a leading service provider on the European pentesting market. Later, Ilia invented and built the first concept of ImmuniWeb Platform that combined the strengths of human intelligence with the power of Machine Learning. In 2017, Ilia was named a “Thought Leader” by the prestigious SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards.
Today, as a Chief Architect at ImmuniWeb, Dr. Kolochenko leads our data scientists, security analysts and software engineers. Ilia holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Mathematics degree from Webster University, a Master of Legal Studies degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation) degree from Boston University, and a PhD in Computer Science degree from Capitol Technology University. Currently, Dr. Kolochenko is also an LLM (Master of Laws) Candidate at the University of Edinburgh Law School.
Dr. Ilia Kolochenko is a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN), a Member of GIAC Advisory Board and SANS CISO Network, a Committee Member at Boston University MET CIC (Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity) Center and CIPP exam item writer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He authored over 50 articles on application security and cybercrime investigation for leading cybersecurity magazines, including CSO Online, Dark Reading and SC Media, as well as Forbes. Dr. Kolochenko is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/Europe, CIPP/Asia and CIPP/Canada) by the IAPP and is a holder of multiple GIAC cybersecurity certifications (GDAT, GCPN, GPCS, GCSA, GCTI, GMOB and GLEG).