Ondrej Krehel

IANS Faculty

    Dr. Ondrej Krehel is the Founder, CEO, and Digital Forensics Lead of LIFARS LLC, an international cybersecurity and digital forensics firm. He is also the Co-Founder and an Advisory Board Member of QuBit Conference, an events and training company dedicated to connecting the information security community. Ondrej is an accomplished speaker having lectured for FBI Training Academy and the National Executive Institute. He also serves as a member of New York Metro Infragard, as the Chapter Leader of OWASP NYC, and as a Distinguished Fellow with the Ponemon Institute.

    • Digital Forensics
    • Cyber Resiliency
    • Ethical Hacking and Red Teaming
    • Cyber Security Strategy & Leadership
    • Virtual CISO Services

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Featured in CNN, ABC TV, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times
    • Author of “6 Skills Required for a Career in Digital Forensics” published by Forbes
    • Lecturer at FBI Training Academy, National Executive Institute
    • Expert Witness in Federal, State, and Local Courts for investigations such as UBS Tax Evasion, Madoff Investigation, and Chevron versus State of Ecuador.
    • Contribution to DoJ of Indictment of APT0, xDedic, SamSam from Iran, and Lazarus North Korea State Sponsored Hackers
    • Lecturer at Columbia University and New York University, Cyber Enterprise Risk Program
    • Guest Lecturer at New York University 
    • Certified Ethical Instructor for the US Airforce
    • Former Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University
    • Former CISO at Identity Theft 911, a premier identity theft recovery and data breach service
    • Former Digital Forensics Examiner at Stroz Friedberg, LLC
    • Former Technical Project Leader in Security at Loews Corporation

    Certifications & Credentials

    • PhD, Digital Trace and Forensic Investigations – Police Academy in Bratislava
    • MS, Mathematical and Theoretical Physics – Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave
    • BS, Engineering – Technická Univerzita vo Zvolene
    • CISSP – (ISC)2
    • CEH, CEI – EC-Council
    • EnCE – Guidance Software

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In his free time, Ondrej is an Extreme Back Country Skiing Instructor. He lives his life with curiosity and a discipline for finishing whatever he starts.