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LIFARS: Fortifying your Digital Presence

LIFARS: Fortifying your Digital Presence

In the digitally enabled world, having responders for crisis situations is becoming standard practice industry wide. In the times that we live in, at any moment a company or individual can be compromised on the Internet. One of the major challenges that companies face in the cyber journey is that most of them do not have the experience to deal with the complex and sophisticated attacks.

LIFARS is a digital forensics and cyber security intelligence firm established in 2012 and provides managed detection, advisory, response and digital risk assessment services. LIFAR's solutions are based on industry’s best practices and hands-on expertise stemming 20 years of experience. The company’s Incident Response and Penetration Testing teams consist of the top experts in the field. It was founded by Ondrej Krehel who is experienced in high technology crime investigations for over two decades with which he established LIFARS.

Security at its Best

It all started with the company’s first product, Incident Response Retainer, which included contractual time for response and prepaid hours, making it a success story. It was often seen that clients were complaining about cyber maturity and resilience. This had a negative impact on the client’s cyber posture and lower confidence level on the internal team. LIFARS stepped in to assist clients and offered them advises and further increased the client’s cyber resilience and maturity.

It was seen that when clients were given a cyber 911 number to contact in case of an incident, they were at much ease. An expert team of emergency responders is available for both remote and onsite support, ensuring that businesses can survive a worst-case-scenario data breach with swift and thorough remediation.

“At LIFARS, we believe that cyber security is a matter of trust – that is why most of our services are rendered on site at your premises to establish a personal relationship.”

It has a wide range of solutions that include Incident Response and Forensic Investigation with an independent review and gap analysis. It provides proactive and reactive measures while facing Ransomware and offers Security Assessment including Red Team Operations, Threat Hunting, and more.

LIFARS also provides Managed Security service by maximizing the security of the network and pairing top quality products with cost-efficient managed detection and response services. Its Security Advisory trains and enhances the skill set of client’s IT staff. In the current competitive landscape, LIFARS sees potential growth in mobile and cloud solutions and is bringing out these into the market.

Working with trusted community professionals from federal agencies such as FBI, USSS, Intelligence Agencies, and the US Military has played a key role in establishing the company also helping it to grow. A typical day at LIFARS is receiving a cyber 911 phone call, and the LIFARS cyber ambulance is dispatched to another incident and patient to respond to. At LIFARS, there is a team of 50 professionals with a flat structure, making everyone accessible to each other.

When Solutions are put to test

With the launch and success of the LIFARS IR response retainer, many competitors started to replicate it. In the company’s initial years, LIFARS did not have strong partners to build the ecosystem of networks with trusted alliances. But, with hard work and a dedicated mindset, LIFARS has grown to be a diverse array of custom solutions. It has worked on its mission to assist clients when emergency and compromise effects their enterprise or personal life.

But, the speed that is necessary for the growth and success of a company is very hard to pick up. With limited resources and burning out talent within the early stages of company development, it is far more difficult to keep running, the company says.

LIFARS believes that having valuable market solution proposition and a strong team that can execute are one of its biggest factors. In addition, community endorsement, especially the federal law enforcement has been a contributing factor. Also, client testimonials of its success have pushed the team to bring out the best. “Business is a constant change of various parameters, moments, and important is learning and observing dynamics that shape the industry market landscape, the same way as volcanoes shape the earth.”

The company has achieved immense popularity with its products and services. Over the years, LIFARS has been assisting clients with major challenges in their cyber journey, especially in dealing with the complexities and sophisticated attackers that exist. This is in fact what has driven LIFARS to excel in this field. The team is motivated by the relief of clients when it successfully does its job!

It has been recognized and awarded for its contribution to the global platform. LIFARS is ranked as one of the top Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations companies in 2016 and as one of the top cybersecurity companies in the New York metropolitan area for 2015 on the Cybersecurity 500- a directory of the hottest and most innovative companies to watch in the cybersecurity industry.

Today’s marketplace is very dynamic. It makes it important to stay focused on vital issues and continue receiving trust from clients. LIFARS has been pushing hard to attain brand name recognition in delivering high service value. Through highly executed engagements with clients, it has been consistent in its growth. In the years to come, the company says it will continue to grow and re-enforce its brand market position to provide elite solutions to its clients.

Meet the Expert of Cybersecurity

Ondrej Krehel is the Founder and CEO of LIFARS. He has worked extensively in digital forensics and cybersecurity. His work has received attention from the media worldwide. He is a Master in Mathematical Physics and Mathematical and Theoretical Physics certified from Univerzita Komenského v Bratislava. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and even authors articles. With many years of experience and his deep knowledge of the field, Krehel is one of the top experts whose counsel and advice is always valued.

 “We provide a safety net when things go very wrong in the cyberspace.”


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