Ondrej Krehel

Founder and CEO
Ph.D., CISSP, EnCE, CEH, CEI

Ondrej Krehel

Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder of LIFARS is recognized world-wide for his Digital Forensic expertise and Ethical Hacking. He actively participates in many high-profile engagements around the world whereby his proprietary methodology is leveraged to achieve the most rapid root-cause analysis and remediation.

He’s the former lecturer at FBI Training Academy and Chief Information Security Officer of IDT911, the nation’s premier identity theft recovery and data breach management service. He previously led forensic investigations and cybersecurity consulting at Stroz Friedberg encompassing US government engagements and missions, including military cyber special operations.

Dr. Ondrej Krehel is a co-founder of QuBit Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, premier event in cybersecurity resiliency, privacy, enterprise risk management and digital forensics.

With two decades of experience in computer security and forensics, Krehel has conducted a wide range of expert witness testimonies, red team exercises, cyber resilience matters, investigations, including data breached through computer intrusions, theft of intellectual property, massive deletions, defragmentation, advanced file recovery and carvings, anti-money laundering, financial fraud, mathematical modeling and computer hacking.

He holds an Ph.D. in Computer Forensics from Police Academy in Bratislava, and M.S. degree in Mathematical Physics from Comenius University in Bratislava and an Engineering Diploma from Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia. Krehel is a frequent speaker at industry events and author on matters related to information security and computer forensics.

Among other industry groups, he is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC) and the International Council of Electronic Commerce (EC Council). He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He is one of few to hold a Certified Ethical Hacker Instructor (CEI) accreditation, and to be authorized to lecture Ethical Hacking courses to both the government and private sector.

His work has received attention from CNN, ABC, BBC, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among many others.